DoD releases official policy on use of additive manufacturing

New JAMMEX database to provide single source of approved 3D printable files across DoD


The recent, detailed overview of the Army’s use of largely 3D printed engines in its upcoming Apache and other future VTOL military vehicles seemed to indicate that the Department of Defense in the US is now taking AM even more seriously than it has up to this point. In fact, the DoD just released the official DoD AM policy, detailing all aspects of the use of AM in the US’s military capabilities.

According to the official document, which was just cleared for public release, the DoD will seek to “use AM to support joint force commanders and CCMD theater requirements, transform maintenance operations and supply chains, increase logistics resiliency, and improve self-sustainment and readiness for the Military Services”.


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