Fort Belvoir, VA – December 12, 2016 – The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) recently licensed the Senvol Database to help drive core functionality of the DLA’s additive manufacturing (AM) part candidate tool.
The DLA provides the U.S. military with a full spectrum of logistics, acquisition, and technical services that includes, but is not limited to, supplying nearly 86% of the military’s spare parts. Given the increasing relevance of AM on spare part production, the DLA needed a way to determine which of its 4.5 million parts are good candidates for AM.
To help make this determination, the DLA worked with LMI, a consulting firm dedicated to improving the management of government, to develop an AM part candidate tool. The tool integrates AM data from the Senvol Database to enable users of the tool to filter the 4.5 million parts based on characteristics such as material type and AM machine build envelope size.
According to Additive Manufacturing Magazine, “the tool was used to find weapon system repair parts that would make the best candidates for transition to AM.”
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