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    Rock Island Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center takes a big step forward in producing Army readiness. Today was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence”, a new venture that will produce specialized parts through Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing.
    Eventually, this will be a hub of machines and highly trained technicians producing one-off parts for warfighters throughout the world, getting those parts to where they’re needed in days rather than weeks or months.
    This center has been several years in the making, and shows how the Rock Island Arsenal has been, and continues to, support the Army and Joint Forces around the world. Eventually, the hope is that machines like this could be placed in more remote locations, cutting down even more the time it takes to get much needed parts to units around the world.
    This is another example of how the Rock Island Arsenal has been producing Army readiness since 1862.

    SOT – Randl Besse
    With additive manufacturing, you have the ability to produce parts in a limited quantity in a lot quicker time frame. You can also take parts that could have not been produced conventionally and make them in different manners and different configurations with our equipment to where you can lighten the load on various parts or you can design something in a way that would never have been producible in a conventional manner.
    SOT MG Mitchell
    This center will help deliver readiness by ensuring Soldiers have the equipment and repair parts they need when and where they need them. Reducing production lead times from months to weeks, or even days will go a long way toward providing our warfighters with superior capabilities and increased readiness.
    SOT MG Mitchell
    The fact that the Army chose Rock Island Arsenal as the Army’s hub for collaboration with industry, academia, and other Defense Department partners to implement additive manufacturing best practices is a testament to the expertise and professionalism of the Rock Island workforce.



    Date Taken: 05.15.2019
    Date Posted: 05.17.2019 15:46
    Category: Package
    Video ID: 681375
    VIRIN: 190515-A-FW423-971
    Filename: DOD_106768530
    Length: 00:01:52
    Location: IL, US

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