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Army, FDA Look to Apply Additive Manufacturing for Medical Logistics

The Army Medical Logistics Command and the Food and Drug Administration conducted a workshop at Fort Detrick in Maryland aimed at identifying the potential benefits of additive manufacturing in delivering medical equipment to the field.

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Needs to Adopt Additive Manufacturing

Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the U.S. Army, said the service branch needs to implement 3D printing or additive manufacturing for cost reduction and capability boost purposes, Defense News reported Sunday. He said at the Reagan National Defense Forum that the Army must adopt 3D printing for the production of spare parts for weapon systems.

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DoD OIG Audit Confirms Department’s Implementation of 3D Printing Tech

The Department of Defense's inspector general office found in an audit that DoD has implemented policy on additive manufacturing across the Defense Logistics Agency and the four service branches. At least 81 military facilities have used AM or 3D printing to manufacture a variety of tools to address the absence of phased out parts, reduce maintenance hours and improve existing system components, DoD Office of the Inspector General said Monday.

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Norfolk Shipyard Explores Ways to Innovate Naval 3D Printing

Norfolk Naval Shipyard's Technology and Innovation Laboratory is studying the use of 3D printing in naval operations. The T&Y Lab works with other additive manufacturing teams within the shipyard to experiment the use of resin, carbon fiber and other raw materials for 3D printing, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

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Philip Perconti on Army Research Lab’s 10 R&D Programs

Philip Perconti, director of the Army Research Laboratory, told National Defense in an interview published Thursday that ARL is focused on 10 research-and-development initiatives aimed at providing troops technological edge in future combat environments and one of those is the long-range distributed and collaborate engagements program.

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Air Force to Add Fourth Advanced Tech & Training Center in Utah

The U.S. Air Force is slated to open its fourth Advanced Technology and Training Center along the Wasatch mountain range near Hill AF base in Utah. The service branch said Thursday that ATTC-Wasatch will house training and qualification activities for new technologies “without interrupting actual aircraft maintenance production.”

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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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