Accession Number : AD1029439

Title :   Separating Hype from Reality

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : LMI Tysons United States

Personal Author(s) : Langlais ,Raymond Jr ; Avdellas,Nick ; Finfrock,Colin ; Salley,Russ Jr ; Newcomb,Madelyn

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Additive manufacturing (AM) technology is changing and improving rapidly. For years, AM has been used for rapid prototyping, but as computing power and software, input materials, machine speed and performance have improved, AM has morphed into a method for end-use production with great potential for Department of Defense (DoD) use. Imagine a future battlefield where U.S. forces fully leverage AM capabilities to support their materiel needs producing critical, but otherwise unavailable, parts on demand in the optimum location in the DoD supply chain. You can see why AM has captured the imagination of military planners.

Descriptors :   acquisition , additive manufacturing , manufacturing engineering , software prototyping , production , department of defense , commerce

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE