Military Tech Show: Could 3D Printing Change The Services?
3D printing is changing manufacturing and could be set to change the military.
The US is already using the technology to save money while the Royal Navy is testing a 3D-printed drone developed by Southampton University and made in Berkshire.
With NASA using one form of the technology to manufacture spare parts in space and Formula One teams using it to make safety-critical parts, the technology is reaching the stage where it is becoming a viable option for remote manufacture.
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