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‘Growing’ Bullets: US Marines Start Testing 3D-Printed Ammo During Drills


A number of bizarre things have been created through 3D printers. Cookies, bionic ears, and even human stem cells have all been successfully printed. But as with most technologies, the Pentagon is hoping it can utilize 3D printing for its own purposes.

To that end, the US Marine Corps achieved a milestone last week, printing and detonating an indirect fire munition. According to Capt. Chris Wood, co-lead of 3D printing for Deputy Commandant of Installations and Logistics Lt. Gen. Michael, the test was successful, and suggests that the production method could allow the Corps to customize munitions for individual missions. – READ MORE

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