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The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office's (RSO) inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics — AMO for short — will be held virtually this October. AMO will bring together a wide spectrum of participants from military, businesses, and academia to share insights on advanced manufacturing including 3D printing, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, and more.
Next week, the RSO will be hosting an Ask Me Anything to share exclusive information, and open the floor to any questions regarding the virtual event. If you're looking forward to learning more about the mission and purpose behind AMO, join Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics on Thursday 6/25 at 12:30 pm EST.
Register and submit any questions here. <https://afrso.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9e575ae4387f65930c36be2df&id=9cc331dd1e&e=0dce05b99e>
The initial release of the Joint Additive
Manufacturing Model Exchange (JAMMEX) is officially live for use and ready for
DoD users. The Exchange is a portal that
allows for cross Services viewing and sharing of 3D print technical data. Please take time to register and distribute
this information widely within the DoD. Access can be requested through DLA Account Management and Provisioning System. Go to amps.dla.mil to register. For questions contact J62HJAMMEXPMO@dla.mil
The Australian Army is utilizing metal 3D printing technology to make its supply chain more resilient and to reduce the time it takes to get replacement parts into the hands of Soldiers in the field. Read more about it here:
Check out this story on 3-D printed pliable concrete used to build homes and mentions applications for Defense Department and NASA. Beads of pliable concrete material are printed from an 11 foot tall printer weighing 3,800 lbs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/3d-printed-homes-a-concept-turns-into-something-solid/2020/03/05/61c8b0d2-36e4-11ea-bf30-ad313e4ec754_story.html
An Airman from the 100th Maintenance Squadron, designed and 3D printed a pressurized leak detection cup for $15 and reduced the time needed to detect leaks in fuel tanks by 75%. Check out more details here: https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/airman-s-15-invention-could-save-the-air-force-millions-1.621344
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