Marines evaluate mobile Fab Lab to expedite repair and supply

Marines evaluate mobile Fab Lab to expedite repair and supply

The U.S. Marine Corps is evaluating the utility of an expeditionary fabrication laboratory (X-FAB) for on-demand crisis response. A self-contained fab lab, the 20 x 20 foot unit is stocked with four 3D printers, CAD software and a 3D scanner. It can be deployed with battalion-level Marine maintenance units, servicing support ground equipment including motor transport and communications electronics. Sgt. Ethan Maeder demos a 3D scanner in the X-FAB. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kailtin Kelly Temporary support The shelter for the equipment is designed to be collapsible, and can be powered using onshore power or a generator. When […]

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