US Marine Corps turns to 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies to produce spare parts

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Virginia – The Marine Corps wants to establish a secure digital repository that Marines everywhere can tap into for help building needed spares with 3D printers. USNI News reports. Continue reading the original article

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July 19, 2021 — The Marine Corps today has a digital repository created over the past several years filled with files, technical data, and other information to support additive manufacturing technologies, but it is not organized as a detailed catalog.

The long-term goal is a true program-style repository of record called the Digital Manufacturing Data Vault (DMDV) – a one-stop shop for the approval process, version control, approved part drawings, and data sets. techniques for 3D printing.

The Marine Corps plans to implement DMDV in fiscal year 2024. Additive manufacturing systems help meet critical needs in the field and in the fleet due to aging equipment and dwindling spare parts supplies.

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