Oct. 2, 2018
Innovation in Marine Corps: 3D printing in aviation
IWAKUNI, Japan —
Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing website — U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Peter Jacobson, an aviation ordnance technician with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, noticed a problem with corrosion of a bucket housing cover on the F35B Lightning II jet. He used additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, to make an infrared countermeasure bucket housing cover preventing corrosion in the bucket housing while in Japan, where humidity is high during summer months.