The United States Army is exploring the 3D printing frontier with newly designed warheads and munition. 3D printing has the capability to print metallic shapes that are entirely unique and otherwise unavailable with typical welding methods. Additive manufacturing allows for engineers to create more effective warheads with aerodynamic accuracy that disburse in patterns with a specific trajectory upon impact. The Army is also experimenting with 3D printed, bioengineered skin cells to assist soldiers in recovery. In the same way that astronauts are attempting to use printers in space, the Army is looking to do the same on earth- at home and away. This would totally revolutionize the Armed Forces by providing them with everything they could possibly need on site, saving time, money, and lives.
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