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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. 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.

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. 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.