Imagine a future battlefield on which U.S. forces fully leverage additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities to support their materiel needs—producing critical, but otherwise unavailable, parts on demand and in the optimum location in the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain. Read more about how AM is changing the way companies are utilizing technology and processes in the defense industry.
LMI stands ready to support DoD’s AM goals as a knowledgeable and realistic partner. AM holds great potential for meeting DoD’s need for parts, but first, leaders and policymakers must separate the technology’s hype from its realities. Ensuring quality and reducing risk are paramount; understanding the true current state of AM will point the right way forward for integrating AM into DoD’s supply chain and logistics operations.