Manufacturing small metal vehicle parts via 3D printing could revolutionize army logistics. Instead of leaving a ground vehicle such as a tank inactive for weeks (if not months), replacing parts with a 3D-printed version can return the vehicle to duty in a matter of hours.
Many industries have already benefited from 3D printing, including aviation, where many aircraft now feature 3D-printed parts throughout their airframes. Several air forces have followed suit, and army counterparts are now doing the same for their combat vehicles. 3D Printing Use in the Army The US Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) of the […]
A U.S. Marine observes a 3D printer as it prints an equipment part used aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Aug. 24.
From small parts to more complex designs, the Marines of CLB-31 are assisting in daily functions and cutting back on...