Accession Number : AD1029407

Title :   Harnessing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Defense Acquisition University Huntsville United States

Personal Author(s) : Decker,Bill

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to enable the Department of Defense(DoD) to manufacture parts and components closer to the point of need, offering a huge opportunity to streamline the supply system. This could lead to the reduction, or eventual elimination of warehouses, wholesale stock, moving the point of sale from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)/supplier to the point of use. Inventories of finished spare parts would be reduced, with commensurate reduction in facilities and staff to manage them, realizing significant savings for the DoD.

Descriptors :   additive manufacturing , computeraided design , department of defense , maintenance , life cycles , electron beam melting , fabrication , military acquisition

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE