3D Printing in Military Logistics and Expeditionary Labs

Background:
The 3D Printing Revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing

A brief description of military logistics use.
http://cimsec.org/3d-printingdrone-logistics-mash-up/

Rapid Equipping Force (REF) acquires Expeditionary Labs.
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/08/17/mobile-labs-build-on-the-spot-combat-solutions.html

This one has a video about the Labs.
http://defensetech.org/2012/08/17/deploying-macgyver-to-afghanistan/

People are printing illegal gun parts.
http://boingboing.net/2011/09/20/3d-printed-ar-15-parts-challenge-firearm-regulation.html

Extended Background:

3D printing – Difference Engine: The PC all over again?
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/09/3d-printing

3D printing – Difference Engine: Making it
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/11/3d-printing

YouTubes:

Zcorp 3D Printer 650

Amazing capabilities in the corner of the office environment.

Bioprinting – Custom body parts from own cells.

3D printing demo — ball bearings!

3D Printing of Hand-Crank Fan

3D metal printing

Monte Letourneau – Necedah WI
This post also @ geanark.posterous.com & montesite.net

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