The Independent reports that "3D printing will be used to optimise US army operations, from weaponry to medicine and even food, according to a special issue of Army Technology."
"Though only a small fraction of the US military’s exorbitant budget is allocated to research and development, the department promises grow on-site technology capabilities whilst also cutting costs. How? 3D Printing."
"The Army’s partnerships with private enterprise, as well as federally funded tech initiatives, have put the organisation at the cutting edge of digital manufacturing."