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Phillips Corporation Celebrates 60 Years Providing Services to the U.S. Navy

“One-stop-shop” provides end-to-end service and maintenance to ensure fleet readiness


June 16, Hanover, MD – Phillips Corporation, a leading service provider and manufacturing partner to the U.S. federal government, today announced the company’s celebration of 60 years of continuous service supporting the U.S. Navy. Since founding its Federal division in 1961, Phillips Corp. has performed thousands of services and won numerous contracts for U.S. Armed Forces facilities across the country.

During the six-decade partnership with the Navy, Phillips has served as the fleet’s trusted partner supporting U.S. Navy shipyards so they have the industrial service and maintenance capabilities they need to succeed.

“Sixty years ago, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy first selected Phillips Corporation to provide support and management of logistics, maintenance, and industrial operations across shipyards,” said Joe Harrison, President of Phillips Corporation – Federal Division. “Today, we celebrate the anniversary of that decision and our continuous relationship with the Navy. We’re so proud to support the U.S. Armed Forces and we look forward to another 60 years of providing world-class service to our country’s military.”

Throughout the tenure of its relationship with the Navy, Phillips Corp. has served as a “one-stop shop” that provides end-to-end, full-service solutions for maintenance and calibration analysis of industrial plant equipment. The company provides fast, reliable, and responsive maintenance support in multiple areas, including the following:

  • Preventative maintenance;
  • Certification and calibration tests;
  • On-the-job maintenance training;
  • Provision of maintenance consumables (as part of preventive and corrective maintenance); and
  • Reporting.

“Phillips Corp. built our industry-leading reputation by providing expertise at the intersection of logistics, maintenance, and industrial operations, and that explains the success and durability of our ongoing relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies,” said Harrison, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel currently serving in the United States Army Reserve. “We remain mission-driven in our support of the U.S. Navy, and we will continue our work maintaining the Navy’s warships and combat systems, rapidly getting ships to sea, and ensuring their readiness to deliver responsive combat power to the fleet.”

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About Phillips Corporation

For more than 60 years, leaders in government, industry and education have trusted the experts at Phillips Corporation to solve their greatest manufacturing challenges. Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions that propel profitability, productivity, and new capability. Phillips provides a powerful combination of equipment, applications expertise, training, and services to meet the fast-changing needs of all manufacturers. Learn more about Phillips at


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TechSHIFT Podcast Episode 4: Automating Additive Qualification: Scaling with a Purpose in 3D Production

Today we sit down with Jacob Brunsberg, the Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Additive Solutions. After holding senior P&L and strategy positions at GE Additive, Jacob joined Sigma additive solutions, the additive manufacturing division of General Electric. He’s responsible for leading Sigma’s strategy, development, commercialization, and overall business performance in his current role. We discuss the importance of automating additive qualification in production and why this changes everything.


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TechSHIFT Podcast Episode 3: Where to Start: Creating a Digital Library for Your AM Applications

 3YourMind is a software development company focused on solving supply chain issues by utilizing their PLM suite, which reads customer data to grade the suitability and implementation of Additive Manufacturing within the customer production process chain.

In this episode, we sit down with Alex to discuss new upcoming projects he and his team are tackling within the Federal Market and how they are bringing about solutions for the Marine Corps regarding readiness, quality, material, quantity and size of the applications. This streamlines processes and mitigates gaps in pushing new parts in the field as they are needed.


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TechSHIFT Podcast Episode 2: Advances in Technology: How The SecureAmerica Institute is spearheading Hypersonics and more in Texas

In this episode of TechSHIFT, we welcome Rob Gorham, Executive Director of The SecureAmerica Institute for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). In this role, Rob is responsible for the development and execution of strategic manufacturing initiatives. During this podcast, Dillan Drake of Phillips Federal discusses Rob’s involvement in promoting education within lower-income families in the state of Texas and how this program is spearheading Hypersonics discussions and technical development around other advanced technologies. 


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Sigma Labs Expands into U.S. Federal Government Markets with Appointment of Phillips Federal as Exclusive Reseller

SANTA FE, NM / ACCESSWIRE / February 24, 2022 / Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGLB) (“Sigma Labs”), a leading developer of quality assurance software to the commercial 3D printing industry, today announced that it has named Phillips Federal, a Division of Phillips Corporation, as the company’s exclusive reseller to the United States federal government. The purpose of the agreement is to deliver an agnostic quality monitoring and analytics solution to standardize qualification across government installations, unify various technologies and accelerate readiness, quality, scale, and supply chain options for the U.S. government.

To facilitate the ability of Phillips Federal to provide testing and onsite demonstrations, Sigma Labs will install a PrintRite3D® system at the Phillips Additive Innovation Center inside the Army Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing at Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. Phillips’ Additive Innovation Center is a dedicated space utilized in conjunction with their collaborative work with the Department of Defense (DoD) to educate, inspire, and redefine the capabilities of additive manufacturing. The PrintRite3D system will be installed on an EOS M290 DMLS machine to be used for demonstration, training and education of DoD personnel on the benefits of in-process monitoring.

Joe Harrison, President of Phillips Federal, stated, “We are extremely pleased to represent a company of the caliber of Sigma Labs. Our domain and implementation expertise, combined with the PrintRite3D in-process monitoring and analytics solution, makes for a great combination to improve part qualification and process efficiency in additive manufacturing implementations throughout the U.S. government.”

According to Mark Ruport, CEO of Sigma Labs, “Phillips Federal is a great choice to serve as our reseller partner to the federal government because of their incredible team of experts that offer a wide variety of additive manufacturing services to solve the biggest logistic challenges in the DoD and other agencies. Phillips Federal mirrors our commitment to improve the quality and production scalability of government additive manufacturing initiatives while maintaining a laser focus on client value.”

About Sigma Labs

Sigma Labs Inc. is a leading provider of in-process quality assurance (IPQA™) software to the additive manufacturing industry. Sigma Labs specializes in the development and commercialization of real-time monitoring and analytics solutions known as PrintRite3D® for 3D metal and polymer advanced manufacturing technologies. PrintRite3D detects and classifies defects and anomalies real-time during the manufacturing process, enabling significant cost-savings and production efficiencies. Sigma Labs believes its software product will be a major catalyst for the acceleration and adoption of industrial 3D printing. For more information, please visit

About Philips Corporation

For more than 60 years, federal government, private sector industry and education leaders have trusted the experts at Phillips Corporation to solve their greatest manufacturing challenges. Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions to propel capabilities, profitability, and productivity. Phillips represents a robust combination of equipment, applications expertise, and services that are well-suited to meet the growing range of present and future manufacturing applications requirements.  Learn more at

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MZ Group – MZ North America

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Sigma Internal IR

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TechSHIFT Podcast Episode 1: Why it matters: Having a Legislative Advocate for Technologies

Join your host Dillan Drake as he speaks with Mark Burnham on the opportunities he is uncovering alongside policymakers to assist in the adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM) with the help of his team at The Additive Manufacturing Coalition.


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Phillips Corporation and 3YOURMIND Partner to Improve Warfighter Innovation

Phillips Corporation announces partnership with 3YOURMIND to identify AM-ready parts to address the US Government’s strategic initiative to increase warfighter innovation and battlefield readiness. 


Hanover, Maryland and Detroit, MichiganJune 142021 – Phillips Corporation is a leading service provider and manufacturing partner to the United States Federal Government. Committed to redefining the DoD’s logistics strategy with the use of additive manufacturing, Phillips Corporation has decided to adopt 3YOURMIND’s sophisticated suite of software solutions to enhance AM part identification. Since November 2019, Phillips Corporation and 3YOURMIND have joined efforts in analyzing the feasibility of AM to increase combat readiness. This latest announcement comes just months after the DoD released its AM Strategy Report in January 2021. 

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with 3YOURMIND,” says Tim McClanahan, Business Development Manager at Phillips Corporation. “Our AM Innovation Center includes the most advanced hardware, software and services on the market. Adding 3YOURMIND software enables us to provide many more proactive solutions to our Military partners for leveraging the full potential of their additive manufacturing assets.”  

Time is critical for US troops in the field that face emergency situations daily and require immediate answers to complex issues. Utilizing 3YOURMIND software enables the US government to identify AM ready spare parts and print them on demand at FOBs across the planet. 

“3YOURMIND and Phillips Corporation share a similar vision to reimagine the supply chain,” says William Cuervo, Senior Business Development Manager USA at 3YOURMIND. “Our Agile PLM software, equipped with a sophisticated part identifier tool, is a secure program that provides data transparency and streamlined communications that enable defense organizations to take decisive actions.”  

3YOURMIND software digitizes the warehouse and gives immediate access to spare part production through additive manufacturing. Long lead times and logistical nightmares will no longer delay mission success.  

3YOURMIND’s unique software platform analyzes Computer Aided Design (CAD) data and develops a library of files categorized by technical and economic metrics. These metrics are used to determine if a part is suitable for AM and what type of time or cost advantages can be applied. Through a consultative approach (the P.R.E.P process), 3YOURMIND provides training and support for Phillips Corporation and gives the military an advantage to do more with less.  

According to the Department of Defense AM Strategy Report, their goal is to modernize the national defense system, increase material readiness and enhance warfighter innovation and capability. Phillips Corporation provides access to AM technology and is now capable to increase workflow capabilities with 3YOURMIND software.  



About Philips Corporation 

For more than 60 years, federal government, private sector industry and education leaders have trusted the experts at Phillips Corporation to solve their greatest manufacturing challenges. Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions to propel capabilities, profitability, and productivity. Phillips represents a robust combination of equipment, applications expertise, and services that are well-suited to meet the growing range of present and future manufacturing applications requirements.  Learn more at 



3YOURMIND’s unique end-to-end workflow software enables industry leaders to build on-demand distributed production models.  

3YOURMIND offers Enterprise Software to automate additive manufacturing processes and workflows. Their modularized product suite standardizes every aspect of the Additive Manufacturing supply chain from the creation of digital qualified parts inventories to shop-floor processes automation.  

The Agile PLM analyzes historical part data to build a digital inventory of AM-ready parts. The Agile ERP automates AM pricing, production recommendations and routine business processes for order management. The Agile MES optimizes scheduling, transparency, and quality assurance tracking along the AM production chain.   

With end-to-end transparency, traceability and flexibility, the software lays the foundation for Agile Manufacturing. 3YOURMIND is a global organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany and satellite offices throughout Europe and the United States. 


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Phillips Corporation boosts its strong additive manufacturing portfolio with the addition of the Markforged Digital Forge

Hanover, Md. and Watertown, Mass. – February 25, 2021 – Phillips Corporation, a leading solutions provider of subtractive and additive (3D Printing) manufacturing technology products and services to both commercial and federal government markets, and Markforged, creator of The Digital Forge, an integrated metal and carbon fiber industrial 3D printing platform, today announced that Phillips Corporation will distribute Markforged’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered and intuitive additive manufacturing platform. The addition of the Markforged platform strengthens Phillips’ robust portfolio of additive technology products that includes metal and polymer powder beds, cold spray and direct energy deposition.


The Digital Forge seamlessly combines precise and reliable 3D printers and both metal and composite proprietary materials with cloud-based learning software to empower manufacturers to create more resilient and agile supply chains. The platform creates strong end-use parts directly at the point-of-need and gets smarter after each print delivering cost and time savings for manufacturers when compared to traditional solutions.


Markforged’s portfolio of industrial-grade 3D printing materials include a wide variety of metals, composites and continuous fiber materials. Blue chip customers in leading edge industries such as aerospace, military & defense, industrial automation, space exploration, healthcare and automotive rely on The Digital Forge today for mission critical end-use parts on-demand and at the point-of-need. Markforged’s solutions are complementary to traditional CNC manufacturing while creating new opportunities for both job shops and manufacturers. The company’s Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR) process layers continuous fiber into Onyx, the company’s flagship composite base material, yielding parts that can be as strong as aluminum.


Whether it is improving a just-in-time manufacturing process, making custom work holding or fixtures, or solving applications from prototyping to end-use to MRO, the Markforged platform will bring additional capability and growth potential for Phillips customers. With Markforged, Phillips Corporation customers can reinvent manufacturing today so they can build anything they imagine tomorrow.


“Partnering with Phillips Corporation provides Markforged with additional distribution across the Americas and Asia while giving Phillips’ commercial and federal government customers more tools to help them reinvent manufacturing and run more efficiently,” said Shai Terem, CEO at Markforged. “With Markforged, Phillips Corporation customers can harness the power of additive to do everything from optimizing their supply chains by producing parts on demand to truly transforming their businesses.”


“Phillips Corporation is extremely pleased to be joining forces with Markforged and introducing their products to our large base of commercial and federal government customers,” said Phillips CEO Alan M. Phillips. “We intend to pursue the tremendous potential for our subtractive customers to be introduced to the Markforged price-competitive design-to-print additive technology. Considering that both the commercial and federal industrial supply chains have accelerating interest, applications, and demand for 3D printed parts, the Markforged product lineup is an optimal fit for customers seeking to enter or expand upon their additive manufacturing capability. This is a very exciting time in the rapid evolution of additive manufacturing. We are pleased to be collaborating with Markforged and together being leading contributors to the global additive manufacturing revolution.”


Phillips Corporation customers may contact to learn more about Markforged’s array of additive manufacturing hardware, software and materials. To learn more about Markforged, visit


About Phillips Corporation

For more than 60 years, federal government, private sector industry and education leaders have trusted the experts at Phillips Corporation to solve their greatest manufacturing challenges. Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions to propel capabilities, profitability and productivity. Phillips represents a robust combination of equipment, applications expertise, and services that are well-suited to meet the growing range of present and future manufacturing applications requirements.   Learn more about Phillips at 


About Markforged

Markforged transforms manufacturing with 3D metal and continuous carbon fiber printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has about 300 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged was recently recognized by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, and listed as the #2 fastest-growing hardware company in the US in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit

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Phillips Federal Adds Bel Air Finishing Post Processing Training Cell to a Robust Lineup at the Army’s Rock Island Center of Excellence

Hanover, MD – Phillips Federal, a division of Phillips Corporation, has added the unique post processing technologies of Bel Air Finishing to support the Phillips Additive Innovation Center – Rock Island.

Bel Air and Philips Federal have combined to install a fully operational training cell that will develop expertise in post processing of all types of metal and plastic additive manufactured components.  The training cell will be available for the US Federal Government and qualified DoD contractors involved in additive manufacturing at the Rock Island Center of Excellence.

Steve Alviti, Bel Air Finishing states: “The Bel Air team is very excited to combine with Phillips Federal to teach the various technologies of post processing, which is mostly overlooked in the AM process.  The training facility will make printing efforts more efficient along with more effective products by bringing the level of printed surfaces to meet or exceed traditional subtractive surfaces.

The cell includes automated build removal capabilities, surface grinding, polishing, cleaning, and its own closed loop water feed system. Bel Air personnel bring over 50 years of experience to numerous Phillips Federal scheduled training workshop presentations.

John Harrison from Phillips Federal states: “Additive manufacturing typically doesn’t stop with the print.  The addition of Bel Air Systems to the innovation center will add automated finishing know-how from the leaders in additive post processing.”

About Bel Air Finishing: Bel Air Finishing is a unique manufacturer and supplier of mass finishing technology. Bel Air Finishing specializes in precision finishing of parts for aerospace, firearms, jewelry manufacturing, industrial part manufacturing, cast and molded parts, electronic, stamped and extruded parts, and delicate parts for medical applications.

For more information on Bel Air and Phillips Federal initiatives, visit

Phillips Federal & Bel Air Finishing

Bel Air is a unique manufacturer and supplier and mass finishing technology. Bel Air specializes in precision metal post-processing, polymer post-processing, waterjet blasting, and more. 

See how Phillips Federal and Bel Air Finishing are providing finishing solutions to the U.S. Federal Government. 

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Tinker Air Force Base Creates and Tests First Additive Engine Component

An Air Force Sustainment Center Wing in Oklahoma City has successfully 3-D printed a metal ice-gasket for a TF33-P103 engine using an industrial additive manufacturing machine. This metal part is a critical achievement for the future sustainment of aircraft like the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System and the B-52 Stratofortress.

The OC-ALC utilized additive manufacturing to make a part for the TF33-P103 engine, a development intended to reduce downtime and improve readiness. A coordinated effort between the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, the Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling Lab, and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Propulsion Sustainment Division created a 3-D printed hostile to ice gasket. The gasket is a fundamental piece of the TF33 motor, which controls the E-3, the B-52, and the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.

“This accomplishment is truly a historical first,” said Johnny Tsiao, AFLCMC propulsion structural competency lead. “This is a digitally designed and digitally engineered component that represents a substantial milestone in Air Force sustainment. Although it is a basic component, the technology our OC-ALC team has developed will help resolve supply chain issues and help bring further capacities to support the warfighter.”

The OC-ALC workforce saw that the distributed direction guided support staff to dispose of the gaskets, substantially expanding demand to order the part and resulting in a shortage.

“One of the things we found in this collaboration is that we could potentially solve the supply shortage by reengineering and printing something and prove it was safe to fly,” said Richard Banks, 76th PMXG delegated engineering authority engineer. “This type of engineering makes it easier to source materials, greatly reduces lead time, and ultimately helps to reduce logistical and supply issues.”

Currently, the REACT lab has built and printed 30 anti-ice gaskets. Individuals from the 76th PMXG successfully hosted a trial this month. Compared to other trials, the new anti-gasket manufacturing methods significantly decrease downtime from 120-136 days to 14-21 days.

OC-ALC engineers state they are hopeful about future 3D-printing and its utilization in improving the Air Force sustainment process.

“We’ve implemented a crawl, walk and run approach when it comes to additive manufacturing,” said Tsiao. “We haven’t had a 3D printed metal component in Air Force engines before, but in the next 12-24 months, this technology will open the door to more complex and critical components that help to improve our sustainment efforts moving forward.”

Air Force Command continues to promote Airmen innovate new ideas and parts for the DoD with additive manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing is creating new capabilities and products that are not possible through traditional machining and positively disrupting the traditional supply chain. Many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are already improving readiness through the use of AM and concurrently increasing the performance of their systems.

Phillips Federal offers a variety of additive manufacturing technologies and we stand ready to be your critical provider of all things additive. Our Additive Team will help you realize the incredible value of AM, from increased readiness to improved capability, survivability, and agility for the warfighter.

Original Article By 2Lt. Danny Rangel, 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs / Published July 31, 2020

(Source/Images: Tinker AFB)

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