Monday, May 2, 2016

Marines are using 3-D printing to make their own parts

West Coast Marines are tapping into 3-D printing technology that has the potential to cut the wait for some replacement parts from months to hours.
Over the last month, members of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group have had 3-D printing technology, said Lt. Col. Gregory Pace, the battalion commander.
The gear is on loan from a company called Inventor Cloud, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer. The Camp Pendleton, California-based unit will try it out for six months while the Marine Corps evaluates its potential use and cost savings. more