Technical Report,01 Jan 2015,30 Sep 2017
Applied Systems and Technology Transfer Youngstown United States
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MENTOR2 Programs overall objectives are to develop and deploy tools and curricula for collaborative design and digital manufacturing, and to instill innovative problem-solving skills through effective design and manufacturing. AST2 developed digital manufacturing hardware including 3D printers, software and training programs, and utilized them to train civilians and military personnel to address problems methodically and develop solutions through effective design and manufacturing. Marines and sailors have shown exceptional enthusiasm and ability to leverage these tools and training, both under normal and combat situations, cultivated innovative problem-solving skills, and solved numerous problems that improved both operational readiness and efficiency while simultaneously achieving cost savings. AST2 successfully transitioned products from MENTOR2 to US Marine Corps USMC and US Navy USN, Veterans Administration VA, academic institutions, and are laying the foundation to create a nationally accredited training and certification program in additive manufacturing AM.