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Oct. 9, 2019

DLA R&D to host Industry Day

Defense Logistics Agency Research and Development will host its 4th annual Industry Day for industry and academic partners Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McNamara Headquarters Complex. 

Aug. 26, 2019

Marines, engineers conduct a first-of-its-kind 3D printing exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marines from Marine Corps Systems Command and 7th Engineer Support Battalion along with engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory conducted the first known 3D concrete printing operation with a three-inch print nozzle at the CERL headquarters in early August in Champaign, Illinois.

Aug. 19, 2019

Travis AFB produces first certified 3-D printed aircraft parts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — The Stratasys F900 3D printer, which is capable of printing plastic parts up to 36-by-24-by-36 inches, uses a material called Ultem 9085 that is more flexible, dense and stronger than typical plastic.

June 26, 2019

Investment in 3D printing helps Team Edwards’ fleet aloft

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Edwards Air Force Base website — The 412th Maintenance Squadron is leveraging 3D printing technology to help keep Edwards’ aircraft flying, no matter their age.

June 13, 2019

Marines, DLA face challenges, strengthen partnership

Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams met with Marine Corps leaders and staff June 12 at DLA’s headquarters to discuss how they could grow their partnership and improve support during the annual Marine Corps-DLA Day.

May 13, 2019

Bolt inspection tool wins Team Mildenhall innovation award

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — Tech. Sgt. Steven Iziguerra, 100th Maintenance Squadron NCO-in-charge of the Non-Destructive Inspections Section, won the Team Mildenhall Innovation of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2019. As part of the NDI team, Iziguerra and his Airmen inspect aircraft parts to ensure they are anatomically sound, free of cracks and defects.

April 4, 2019

3D-printed impeller enhances readiness of Corps’ main battle tank

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marine Corps Systems Command recently collaborated with fleet Marines and other organizations to review the successful performance of several 3D-printed impellers used on M1A1 Abrams tanks at Twentynine Palms, California. The Corps plans to use 3D-printed impellers when the original part wears or becomes inoperable and a new part cannot be received in a timely fashion.

Feb. 26, 2019

AMOC gives Marines 24/7 additive manufacturing assistance

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marines now have a way to get help with advanced manufacturing issues any time, day or night. In a MARADMIN released by Headquarters Marine Corps in January, the Corps established the Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell at Marine Corps Systems Command to serve as a 24/7 help desk for Marines who need assistance with 3D printing, and other sustainment and manufacturing solutions.

Feb. 26, 2019

3D printing in the Marine Corps: An industry of untapped potential

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Marine Division website — 1st Lt. Ryan McCormic sat in the middle of his 3D printing laboratory watching as the honeycombs, slowly but surely, took form. Honeycombs, the colloquial nickname attached to the filters that keep reflections on scope lenses from giving away Marine positions, can make the difference between life and death on the battlefield.

Feb. 6, 2019

Innovation by 3D Printing: The call for “Disruptive Thinkers” is Being Answered

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, issued a call to action to all “disruptive thinkers” within the Corps. A cultural evolution, filled with Marines that can come up with solutions to accelerate ideas to decision makers, that will lead the Corps into a new age of innovation.