US Army Deploys Additive Manufacturing Facility in South Korea

Published by , November 2, 2018 1:44 pm

(3DPrint.com) The US military in South Korea the Army is field testing 3D printed concepts through a newly established facility called Rapid Fabrication via Additive Manufacturing on the Battlefield, or RFAB. The Army chose South Korea as the newest location for the facility because of its near-deployment nature.
This is the fourth deployment of the $250,000 facility, but unlike other deployments that lasted only a month, this one will last an entire year, operated by a team of six soldiers. The facility, which has five 3D printers, can quickly produce parts for tanks, trucks, rifles, and many other things the Army might need. The Army isn’t just producing spare parts, either. It also 3D printed about 75 training mines and mortars.

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