Bringing 3D Printing to the Battlefront

Three dimensional or “3D” printing is viewed as both a threat and a boon in many corners of the trucking industry. The U.S. Marine Corps, however, thinks 3D printing could become a key support tool on the battlefield to keep critical equipment – from tanks on down to rifles – functioning. And the Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, within Combat Logistics Regiment 15 of the 1st Marine Logistics Group, are at the forefront of 3D printing test efforts. (All photos courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense)

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