Marines’ Love Affair With 3D Printing: Small Is Cheap, & Beautiful

A Marine adjusts a 3D printer during training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. WASHINGTON: Why are the Marines in love with 3D printing? Like most romances, it starts with the small things, things too small for the conventional supply system to manage, like a two-cent plastic button that preempts a $11,000 repair. Big defense contractors, take…

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