Technology has proven to be a driving force in economic and social growth, filling the gaps of possibility. The development of 3-D printing technology has already made an impact in a relatively short period of time, and the Marine Corps knows that the ability to quickly fabricate a replacement part and fix a broken piece of gear in a matter of hours can be a game changer on the battlefield.

The Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, demonstrated the potential of 3-D printing capabilities to the commanding generals and staff of I Marine Expeditionary Force and 1st MLG aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 6, 2016. Still in the testing phase with the printers, the battalion has already discovered endless possibilities as to how they can integrate the technology into their mission.

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