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Explosives mimic for testing, training, and monitoring

United States Patent

February 13, 2018
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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.
Reynolds; John G. (San Ramon, CA), Durban; Matthew M. (Livermore, CA), Gash; Alexander E. (Brentwood, CA), Grapes; Michael D. (Livermore, CA), Kelley; Ryan S. (Byron, CA), Sullivan; Kyle T. (Brentwood, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
15/ 596,140
May 16, 2017
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO APPLICATIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this application pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.