European Defense Agency Researching 3D Printing to Enhance Defense Capabilities

Published by , December 30, 2016 1:41 am

(UPI) The European Defense Agency has launched a new project to examine military applications of 3D printing to enhance defense capabilities.
The EDA has contracted the Prodintec Foundation and French arms manufacturer MBDA. The project will begin with a desktop study to explore potential applications, and assess 3D printing assets in Europe. Next, the agency will seek to bridge the data gap on 3D printer performance in deployed conditions, and demonstrate the utility of existing technologies.