The military has been salivating over the potential for additive, or 3-D, printing for a number of years. No need for warehouses full of parts or an elaborate logistics system that flies crucial components to forward locations. Theoretically, just take a 3-D printer along on a deployment and any spare parts needed can be […]
The long-anticipated Special Additive Manufacturing-Themed edition of Defense AT&L Magazine (Nov-Dec 16 issue) is now available at http://www.dau.mil/publications/DefenseATL/default.aspx. The articles include: An Overview of Additive Manufacturing (Nov-Dec 16) <http://www.dau.mil/publications/DefenseATL/DATLFiles/Nov-Dec2016/Vitale%20et%20all.pdf> Ensuring a Safe Technological Revolution (Nov-Dec 16) <http://www.dau.mil/publications/DefenseATL/DATLFiles/Nov-Dec2016/Frazier%20et%20al.pdf> The Digital Thread as the Key Enabler (Nov-Dec 16) <http://www.dau.mil/publications/DefenseATL/DATLFiles/Nov-Dec2016/Bearden.pdf> Separating Hype from Reality (Nov-Dec 16) <http://www.dau.mil/publications/DefenseATL/DATLFiles/Nov-Dec2016/Langlais%20et%20al.pdf> […]
GAO determined that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) May 2014 additive manufacturing briefing for the Senate Armed Services Committee addressed the three directed elements—namely, potential benefits and constraints; potential contributions to DOD mission; and transition of the technologies of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (“America Makes,” a public-private partnership established to accelerate additive manufacturing) […]
Rebecca Taylor, NCMS gave an overview of the goals and objectives of the JDMTP AME Subpanel. The subcommittee’s goal is to bring better awareness of Additive Manufacturing projects that are currently in process and communicate project activities across the services, i.e. who is doing what. The intent is to leverage resources across the services in […]
America Makes has a sustainment working group. Tobyhanna Army Depot is now a member of this working group. This group is led by Ed Morris. Tinker AFB will be a member of the group.