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Nov. 22, 2017

Metal Magic: Marines provide manufacturing capabilities to 3rd MLG

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps website — Marines with General Support Maintenance Company, 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, provide machining, manufacturing and welding support to units on Hawaii, Okinawa and mainland Japan to keep them combat ready.

Sept. 18, 2017

AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed.

Aug. 22, 2017

3-D printing a building

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center website — The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, has successfully three-dimensionally printed a 512 square-foot concrete structure.

Aug. 15, 2017

Corps explores deploying 3D mobile fab labs

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps is looking to make additive manufacturing as expeditionary as the operating forces using it. The X-FAB—which stands for expeditionary fabrication—facility is a self-contained, transportable additive manufacturing lab that can deploy with battalion-level Marine maintenance units.

July 13, 2017

Marine Corps’ acquisition command ensures 3-D parts are safe, certified

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — From building drones to creating replacement parts for Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Marine Corps Systems Command is helping Marines stay abreast of innovative technology through 3-D printing.

May 26, 2017

AFLCMC leads efforts to get additive manufacturing products to the field

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Product Support Engineering Division, is using the new manufacturing technique of additive manufacturing to get important parts and equipment to the field.

March 24, 2017

Graduate school unveils new 3D metal printer

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Maxwell Air Force Base website — The Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been utilizing additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to build prototypes with polymers for more than 30 years. On March 16, its Graduate School of Engineering and Management unveiled a new state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing system that enables AFIT to digitally fabricate aerospace metal parts.

Jan. 17, 2017

4th CES EOD employ new 3-D printing capability

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base website — In 2014, the Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal community identified the need for a unit-level additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, capability in order to accomplish two objectives: to field low-cost training aids and to obtain rare or specialized EOD tools.

Nov. 21, 2016

Combat Center Marines get schooled on 3D printing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center website — Marines with 7th Marine Regiment and Combat Logistics Company 13 took on the opportunity to learn 3D printing at 1st Tank Battalion’s classrooms Nov. 14-16, 2016.

Oct. 24, 2016

Printing the future: MWSS-372 successfully tests 3-D printing in a field environment

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps website — A Humvee door handle might not seem like the start of a new era in the Marine Corps, but the Marines of MWSS-327 believe that this small piece of plastic is exactly that. Embracing Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller’s recent push for Marines to innovate, MWSS-372 is one of the first units to experiment with 3-D printing.