Watch 3D printing gaining momentum in the arena of arms and ammunitions. If you dint know already, TDF- Trainer
Development Flight the integral wing of the Department of Defense has welcomed the technology with arms wide open. As it is economical to train students on replicas, TDF resorted to Direct Digital Manufacturing to fabricate their aids, which are used in avionics, weapons, fuel systems, HVAC and telecommunication systems.
Going ahead the 3D printing way, they have almost said goodbye to the conventional manufacturing that involves
cumbersome steps including machining, lathe work, welding, and sheet metal bending. Using FDM machines they have manufactured an exact replica of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or “drone” for training repair technicians.
Another good reason for their thumbs up is that this process is 100% green with zero environmental waste. 3D can never hold a candle to the traditional burdensome methods of manufacturing.