(source: www.sldinfo.com) SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE INTRODUCES 3D METAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
According to an article by Sang-Yun, Kim on the South Korean Ministry of Defense website, the South Korean Air Force is already making use of 3D metal printing technology to improve maintenance capabilities.
Since entering into an MOU with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning for the extension of 3D printing technology in May of last year, the MND is cultivating defense professionals, running parallel with 3D printing industry support in the defense and robot areas with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
With all these efforts, the introduction of the 3D printing technology is on track.
The Air Force said on November 26 that it adopted recycling and repair techniques applied with 3D metal printing technology, reducing its budget by approximately 500 million won this year as well as shortening its procurement period by 40 days.
These effects are expected to be extended by applying this technology to production and distribution of aviation parts. (…)
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