Inside the Navy - October 9, 2017

3D printing changing key questions around weapon systems acquisitions

October 06, 2017 |
Justin Katz
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The Marine Corps' use of additive manufacturing will change questions surrounding acquisitions to reflect the technology's ability to sustain weapon systems, according to a Marine Corps official. Additive manufacturing will "aid in that sustainment, particularly as weapon systems get older and . . . there's less incentive for industry to even make the parts anymore," Col. Howard Marotto, additive manufacturing lead for the Next Generation Logistics cell, told Inside the Navy in an Oct. 4 interview at the Pentagon. "If...

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