In the last few years, the Marine Corps has increased its exploration of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to quickly replace parts for weapons, vehicles and equipment. Marines at the Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC) and the AM Team at Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) came up with a solution to print out same-day snowshoe clips made out of strong and flexible resin at a cost of only five cents per clip. AM Marines share files using the Marine Maker website so other Marines can easily build upon their ideas. Additive manufacturing is also used to design models and prototypes.
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