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Title: Explosives mimic for testing, training, and monitoring

Abstract

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is used to make mimics for explosives. The process uses mixtures of explosives and matrices commonly used in AM. The explosives are formulated into a mixture with the matrix and printed using AM techniques and equipment. The explosive concentrations are kept less than 10% by wt. of the mixture to conform to requirements of shipping and handling.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1420822
Patent Number(s):
9890092
Application Number:
15/596,140
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A01 - AGRICULTURE A01K - ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B33 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY B33Y - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 May 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Reynolds, John G., Durban, Matthew M., Gash, Alexander E., Grapes, Michael D., Kelley, Ryan S., and Sullivan, Kyle T. Explosives mimic for testing, training, and monitoring. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Reynolds, John G., Durban, Matthew M., Gash, Alexander E., Grapes, Michael D., Kelley, Ryan S., & Sullivan, Kyle T. Explosives mimic for testing, training, and monitoring. United States.
Reynolds, John G., Durban, Matthew M., Gash, Alexander E., Grapes, Michael D., Kelley, Ryan S., and Sullivan, Kyle T. Tue . "Explosives mimic for testing, training, and monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1420822.
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abstractNote = {Additive Manufacturing (AM) is used to make mimics for explosives. The process uses mixtures of explosives and matrices commonly used in AM. The explosives are formulated into a mixture with the matrix and printed using AM techniques and equipment. The explosive concentrations are kept less than 10% by wt. of the mixture to conform to requirements of shipping and handling.},
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Non-detonable explosive scent training tool
patent-application, February 2006


Explosive and Narcotics Detection Dog Training with Vapour or Aerosol Air Impregnation
patent-application, February 2015