3D Printers Ready For Combat Zones

3D printing technology achieved an extraordinary milestone when it gave exceptional results at a U.S Marines research & development facility.
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1. For the first time in the world, prototype of the marines barracks hut (500sq ft.) was printed by a concrete 3D printer
2. The task took 40 hrs (with robotic mixing & concrete refilling, 24 hrs!!) and output was extraordinary.
3. With this technology 5 marines will take 2 days to complete the structure, replacing 10 marines & 10 days with traditional method.
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4. Process would be used not only for hot combat zones but also for rescue & relief missions during natural disasters.
5. Would help placing least possible number of precious US Marine man power resource in dangerous structure building exercises, in hot zones.
All in all the ethos of “semper fi” now reverberates in 3D Printing technology alongside U.S Special forces & US Marines.
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    Marine Corps officials are remaining coy about exactly where the printers are located and how many there are. But Marotto confirmed that several of the desktop-sized machines are actually in a combat zone belonging to the Marine Corps crisis response task force assigned to the Middle East, while more are within the region, but behind the front lines.

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