Anthony Wheeler (@chill_haus_3d) designed this very cool model for the #veteransglasscityskyway bridge in Toledo, Ohio. Printed on his gMax Printer! His original version was printed in many more parts due to having a much smaller printer 😜 He programmed the self soldered WS2812 leds inside the tower to a #arduino nano. Printed with @hatchbox3d black, Amazon basics premium blue, @3dsolutech clear, and paramount gray all on a 0.25 mm nozzle. The cables are 7 wire strand beading wire.
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Ryan McCarthy: Army Needs to Adopt Additive Manufacturing
Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the U.S. Army, said the service branch needs to implement 3D printing or additive manufacturing for cost reduction and capability boost purposes, Defense News reported Sunday.
He said at the Reagan National Defense Forum that the Army must adopt 3D printing for the production of spare parts for weapon systems. "Parts, it’s why weapon systems have challenging operational readiness rates, its why weapon systems continue to get heavier over time as you incrementally upgrade the system,” he told reporters.
The defense industry, however, urges against the use of 3D printing due to the resulting reduction of parts orders. The military would face challenges regarding intellectual property and is trying to win the industry's assistance on the matter, McCarthy noted.