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    Military Yet to Fully Leverage Additive Manufacturing

    Samantha McBirney, Phillip Burton

    Mar 2, 2022

    National DEFENSE

    Additive manufacturing may very well become a critical component of the Defense Department supply chain, but challenges ranging from decentralized approaches among the various services, a lack of standards, limited awareness and know-how among military workforce and leadership, and intellectual property issues could prevent the Pentagon from realizing its potential.

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