Challenge 1: Army Additive Manufacturing Application:
Develop an Army Additive Manufacturing Capability that meets a demand at the point of need, that may reduce Class IX distribution requirements, that may decrease manufacturing lead times, that may reduce Army Slackage List (ASL) requirements, that may improve supply metrics, that may support increased operational readiness, and that may provide the ability to rapidly exploit Soldier innovation.
Potential technology solution candidates include:
(1) Additive Manufacturing Polymer Systems
(2) Additive Manufacturing Metal Deposition Systems