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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

4 Ways Metal 3D Printed Parts Fit Into the Firearms Manufacturing Supply Chain

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

More firearms manufacturers realize that additive manufacturing is on target for their supplier sourcing strategies. How? Essentially, they’re banking on reducing costs by collapsing their manufacturing supply chain.

The internet was blown away a few years back with the historic announcement of the world’s first 3D-printed gun (the classic 1911 .45), leaving many firearms manufacturers and gun accessories producers wondering how (or if) metal additive manufacturing (AM) was going to affect their production models and procurement procedures.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Firearms, Supply Chain, Procurement