U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) visited the National Security Campus on Tuesday for a tour of the new facility. As part of the tour, KCFO Site Manager Mark Holecek described the transformation to a smaller, more efficient facility that will ensure the longevity of NNSA’s mission while saving taxpayers more than $100 million annually. The move from the Bannister Federal Complex to the National Security Campus is expected to be completed ahead of schedule in July 2014.
Sen. Blunt also got an inside look at the Fireset and Reservoir manufacturing areas and saw a demonstration of NSC’s 3D printing capabilities. Additive manufacturing and 3D printing have opened up a world of design options for innovative and timely solutions for the broader national security mission. While additive techniques can create traditional parts, they also allow greater flexibility to create parts that are hollow inside, have a complex geometry, or are even a part within a part.
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U.S. Senator Blunt holds a metal 3D printed part as Interim Engineering Director David McMindes explains how the National Security Campus is printing parts in less time and for less money than traditional manufacturing.
Kansas City Field Office Site Manager Mark Holecek greets U.S. Senator Roy Blunt during his visit to the National Security Campus.