Magazine Article | August 2, 2013

Additive Manufacturing And Its Implications For Military And Defense

By Atin Angrish, research analyst, Frost & Sullivan

3D printing will soon enable on-demand fabrication of weapons, electronics, and other critical military parts — but will the technology be a double-edged sword?

This article presents an analysis of the current additive manufacturing technologies for military and defense forces, covering both electronics and mechanical product development. It will cover the topics of technology landscaping and will attempt to draw possible future scenarios and assess the strategies and best practices that may be applied by military and defense organizations around the world.