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New Marine Corps Unit Takes up Manufacturing Training Task

Marine Corps Systems Command has established a new manufacturing-focused unit due to new responsibilities gained in the first quarter of 2019. The command said Monday that its new Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell carries the task of training marines on manufacturing methods applicable on the battlefield. AMOC succeeds a branch within the Deputy Commandant Installation and Logistics that provided manufacturing training to marines for years. 

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USS Lade Erie Receives 3D Printed Fuse Covers

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center delivered 22 sets of 3D printed fuse box covers to guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie. The deliveries, that include installation brackets and bolts, is the first shipment of parts made via SWRMC's additive manufacturing process, the U.S. Navy said Friday

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VA Applies 3D Printing to Health Care

The Veterans Health Administration, an agency within the Department of Veterans Affairs, is implementing the use of 3D printing in medical activities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Doctors at Puget Sound Medical Center leverage additive manufacturing to simulate surgeries. Meanwhile, doctors from other hospitals use the technology to produce customized braces.

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Marine Corps Systems Command to Review 3D Printed Impellers for Tanks

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command partnered with U.S. Fleet Marine Forces and other organizations to assess the performance of additive printed impellers on M1A1 Abrams tanks. The service branch said Thursday it plans to utilize the impellers to replace tank components in the event of delayed parts deliveries.

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AFRL, Universities Form Additive Printing Partnership for Aircraft, Spacecraft Structures

The U.S. Air Force Laboratory's composites branch partnered with the University of Miami, Louisiana Tech University, University of Arkansas and the University of Texas to highlight the application of 3D printed carbon fiber and epoxy components on air and spacecraft structures. AFRL also performed joint projects with international allies to craft lightweight core structures that can hold the payload through the use of composite printed materials, the Wright Patterson Air Force Base said on Friday.

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Rapid Sustainment Office Builds 3D Parts for C-5 Airlift System

The Rapid Sustainment Office has leveraged 3D printing technologies to develop and install parts on the U.S. Air Force airlift platform. RSO worked with the Air Mobility Command, the C-5 Program Office and the 436th Airlift Wing to produce and install emergency light covers, window reveals, gasper and overhead panels on a C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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