Accession Number:

ADA632470

Title:

Navy Additive Manufacturing: Adding Parts, Subtracting Steps

Descriptive Note:

MBA professional rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2015-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

This study examines additive manufacturing AM and describes its potential impact on the Navy s Supply Chain Management processes. Included in the analysis is the implementation of 3D printing technology and how it could impact the Navy s future procurement processes, specifically based on a conducted analysis of the automotive aerospace industry. Industry research and development has identified multiple dimensions of AM technology, including material variety, cost saving advantages, and lead-time minimizations for manufacturing products. This project is designed to provide the Navy with a recommendation based on an in-depth industry case-study analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE