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Oct. 2, 2018

Innovation in Marine Corps: 3D printing in aviation

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.

Aug. 23, 2018

MCSC teams with Marines to build world’s first continuous 3D-printed concrete barracks

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps is leading the way in employing advanced technologies and robotic construction. Earlier this month, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force to operate the world's largest concrete 3D printer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.

April 25, 2018

Need it fast? Marines can print it

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — In the last few years, the Marine Corps has increased its exploration of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to quickly replace parts for weapons, vehicles and equipment. Most recently, Marines at the Mountain Warfare Training Center and the AM Team at Marine Corps Systems Command came up with a solution to print out same-day snowshoe clips.

April 19, 2018

3-D printer-capable Marines with 31st MEU print replacement part for F-35B

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing.

April 4, 2018

Air Force looking to additive manufacturing to expand hypersonic flight capabilities

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — The Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles.

March 15, 2018

MWSS-372 advances unit innovation with 3D printing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing website — Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 372 is all about innovation and advancing capabilities for their unit through 3D printing.

Feb. 21, 2018

Leaders discuss strategies at additive manufacturing summit

The Defense Strategies Institute hosted military and civilian leaders from the defense department and private industry at the second Additive Manufacturing Summit in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 1-2.

Feb. 16, 2018

Collaboration delivers capability to the warfighter

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — Members of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's acquisition team continued their effort to improve Air Force operations while reducing critical capability delivery timelines.

Dec. 19, 2017

Small Business, Big Impact

Buying warfighters’ supplies from smaller companies boosts DLA’s industrial base and the U.S. economy.

Dec. 13, 2017

Shaping The Future of 3-D Printing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Marine Logistics Group website — Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, has been a one of the Marine Corps' recent endeavors to eliminate the wait time it takes to receive parts for essential equipment; turning potentially months of waiting into just a few days, and ensuring Marines will be ready when duty calls.