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US Army wants world’s largest, fastest metal powder 3D printer

Written by David

July 16, 2019

3D Systems has been awarded a $15 million contract by the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory , also known as ARL, to create the world’s largest, fastest, most precise metal 3D printer.

This printer will revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities. 3D Systems and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) were awarded funding to create this revolutionary printer and will partner with ARL and the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) Program to advance the leadership and innovation of the world’s strongest military.

For more information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing of Metals 2019-2029 . According to the US Army Additive Manufacturing Implementation Plan, the Army has been using additive manufacturing for two decades to refurbish worn parts and create custom tools. Once developed, the Army will leverage its manufacturing experience by […]

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