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Recycling in the Field

US Army to Print Parts On-Demand from Recycled Waste Materials

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by Hanna Watkin
Published Aug 25, 2018
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3D printing could reduce the wait time for vital parts that soldiers in the US Army face while on the battlefield or in remote locations. Researchers have found a way to use recycled materials from the base to create strong and usable filament.