For quite some time we have known about the large number of projects related to the world of 3D printing that the United States Department of Defense, very interested in everything that this new technology can offer, especially when there are units deployed and they have to wait many months to receive certain pieces that, in this way, can be manufactured in any terrain and even on the high seas.
Because of this it is not surprising that in the latest statements made by Lieutenant Colonel Howard Marotto, as a spokesman for the United States Navy, it has been commented that today they have at their disposal forty 3D printers distributed among the different ships and combat zones where there are American troops deployed.
The United States is definitely committed to equipping its armies with 3D printers and qualified military personnel for its use
In the words of Howard Marotto:
We are the first division of the Armed Forces to send 3D printers to combat zones without the need for engineers. What we have done is train and train Marines so they know how to use them. Equipment like our radios have plastic components. We have been able to repair them, creating parts in just hours or, in the worst case, a few days. Otherwise, we would have to wait a long time for parts to arrive from the United States, even weeks, and that is why this technology is so attractive to us.
As you can see, it is clear that the United States is very clear that the future in any war or conflict is to be able to have this type of technology capable of repairing all kinds of parts in a much simpler and faster way while saving large sums of money to manufacture parts and send them urgently to certain areas of the planet.