Separating Hype from Reality
LMI Tysons United States
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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.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems