The US military is developing its own 3D printers for the frontline which will enable soldiers to quickly and cheaply produce spare parts for their weapons and equipment without having to wait weeks for new deliveries.
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I’ve been utilizing 3D printing for my own prototypes for the last 3 years now, and it’s incredible how far it has came. The materials are getting stronger, the process is getting quicker, and the cost is coming down. Even home units now such as the MakerBot Replicator 2 can be picked up for $2200 and are able to do a 100 micron resolution (thin as a sheet of paper). This is only going to get better and less expensive.