Use of 3D Printing to Bypass Nuclear Export Controls [PASCC Research in Progress]   [open pdf - 363KB]

"Objective: This project will assess the likelihood of 3D printers being used to circumvent existing control regimes related to the nuclear fuel cycle. The project lead will investigate the impact of additive manufacturing on nuclear nonproliferation and the possibility of using off-the-shelf 3D printers to produce parts for centrifuges and other nuclear-fuel cycle relevant components. This research will provide important information for the global arms control community and academics concerned with nuclear proliferation pathways and will be valuable for academics and industry as they seek to understand the future uses for, and the potential need for restrictions on, 3D manufacturing." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

Publisher:Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Contemporary Conflict
Copyright:Public Domain. Downloaded or retrieved via external web link as part of the PASCC collection.
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