Accession Number:

AD1029462

Title:

Challenges of Enterprise Wide AM for Air Force Sustainment

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Wright Patterson Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

No one challenges the massive potential of Additive Manufacturing AM for high-tech aerospace components. It is a cost-effective, tool-less production that can address many current Air Force supply chain challenges. It also can reduce weight through lightweight design while potentially improving performance and reducing cost.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE