We often hear how numerous sectors of our world economy are using 3D printing in manufacturing and it’s important to highlight that the military is quickly embracing 3D printing as well.
All branches of the service are utilizing 3D printing in manifold ways to produce many different things in widely different applications. In fact, 3D printing helps the military gain a significant war fighting advantage and provide direct support to troops in the field.
Dr. Philip Perconti, Director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, said in a recent article that the Army is at the vanguard of using 3D printing to aid troops in the battlefield and help deployed soldiers become self-sufficient in remote areas. While such efforts are still in the early stages, Perconti says, material processing programs and agile manufacturing are being explored to speed up product development, prototype production , and design ideas. He adds that […]