Accession Number : AD1029405

Title :   Paradigm Shift Additive Manufacturing and the New Way of War

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Youngstown State University Youngstown United States

Personal Author(s) : Conner,Brett P

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The attributes of additive manufacturing (AM) enable tremendous value for the Department of Defense (DoD). In order to take advantage of those attributes, the DoD must actively pivot away from the acquisition, logistics, sustainment and contracting practices developed from more than 100 years of experiences in utilizing conventional manufacturing processes from the Industrial Revolution. To understand why, we first need to examine what the Industrial Revolution gave us.

Descriptors :   laser additive manufacturing , materials science , assembly , department of defense , fabrication , manufacturing engineering , weapon systems , acquisition , production , printing

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE