From the Ministry of Defence It has just been announced that they will provide the Armored Systems Maintenance Park and Center of the Mixed Base of Segovia (Spain) with a new printer 3D so that they have the ability to manufacture plastic parts that are difficult to obtain on demand, such as certain parts that are often lost or broken and that are part of the night vision goggles of the Centauro vehicle.
Undoubtedly and thanks to this new endowment by the Ministry of Defense, as commented by the colonel Luis Segura-Rius, current head of the center:
Thanks to this advance, we will now be able to save a lot of time because instead of ordering certain parts from the United States, the park's own engineers will design them according to needs.
The Ministry of Defense begins to use 3D printing in many of its military bases
The use of 3D printers, although it has not transpired which types or models will be installed, will allow spare parts to be made on demand, without having to have large storage and logistics spaces where they can have a multitude of spare parts, some of which will never reach be used.
On the other hand, this is not only the novelty that will come to this center since they are working there to implement an agile methodology, specifically the model 'read' By which it seeks to separate the worker from everything that may distract him from the main objective, and the obsolete material that does not work is discarded since it only hinders and occupies space.
With this system, as those responsible for its implementation have commented, the aim is to broadly reduce the waste, costs and time necessary to carry out the tasks. The main promoter and supporter of this system is none other than Toyota, which has become a world benchmark thanks to the fact that they have managed to significantly increase their response speed.