11 Aug '18, 2pm

Marines use #3D printer to make replacement part for F-35 Fighter via U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Marines use #3D printer to make replacement part for F-35 Fighter via U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The Marines deployed here use their 3-D printer as an alternative, temporary source for parts. As a permanently forward-deployed unit, it’s crucial for the 31st MEU to have access to the replacement parts it needs for sustained operations. The 31st MEU’s mission -- to deploy at a moment’s notice when the nation calls -- is not conducive to waiting for replacement parts shipped from halfway around the world. So 3-D printing capabilities dovetail with the MEU’s expeditionary mandate.

Full article: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1498121/mari...

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