Advanced Manufacturing is a rapidly expanding technology with the means to improve the production of end items and repair parts, and offers enormous opportunity for the Marine Corps. AM is not just 3D- printed parts. It captures several technologies and processes, including directed energy deposition and cold spray.
Marine Corps Systems Command established the Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell, or AMOC, to advance the service’s goals to employ AM throughout the Marine Corps. The AMOC will issue policy, certify and store files of 3D-printed parts, and establish a 24/7 help desk to assist the operating forces in all things AM.