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Hot Topics (Part 2): Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Hot Topics (Part 2): Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Bill Kobren
Welcome to part two in our multi-part series of DAU LOG Blog posts highlighting a range of resources, references and related learning opportunities covering a range of critically important interdisciplinary topics of interest to the defense acquisition workforce. Following on the heels of yesterday’s post on Supply Chain Resiliency and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), today we will look at Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing:

  • A process of joining materials to make parts from three-dimensional model data, usually layer by layer, also known as three-dimensional printing. (Source: DoDI 5000.93)


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