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US Army opens new horizons with 3D printing for vehicle parts

31st March 2023 - 18:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


New 3D printers can work with aluminium, steel and titanium. (Photo: US Army)

Aiming at exploring new additive manufacturing applications, the US Army will open an Advanced Manufacturing Commercialization Center, dedicated to producing large parts for various ground vehicles.

To reduce logistics supply chain timelines and accelerate maintenance processes, on 6 April the US Army will open a new facility dedicated to 3D printing and exploring new additive manufacturing options.

Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the Advanced Manufacturing Commercialization Center (AMCC) will produce large parts for various ground vehicles and allow for a more efficient process by reducing weight, lowering costs and improving long-term sustainment efforts.

AMCC will also enable the Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) and the Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), which is part of the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), to increase the speed of

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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