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The Pentagon will protect the army 3D seal from threats from Russia and China

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The Pentagon continues to stimulate the introduction of advanced logistics technologies in the US military, including the expanded use of 3D printing. The training includes protective measures against cyber threats from Russia and China. This was reported by the Breaking Defense portal.



3D-Printed Bridge


On Friday, the United States Secretary of Defense issued an order regulating advanced manufacturing and contractor requirements. Among other things, the document contains a number of points that should contribute to strengthening the role of the 3D press in the armed forces and related methods.

Despite the fact that the main part of the document is nevertheless devoted to new purchases, part of it calls for improved production of spare parts to better support obsolete equipment, the initial suppliers of which could go bankrupt or leave the market.

It is expected that technical experts will write down the requirements for the possible performance of 3D-printing machines. The introduction of new technologies should contribute to both increasing productivity and increasing combat readiness, reducing costs and reducing the schedule for equipment or machines to go out of repair.

16 pages of the document describing the tenets of the new policy contain 53 specific tasks. It is assumed that for its implementation the army rules will be revised over the next two years. A detailed plan for the implementation of this policy will also be developed and manuals will be created, including computer models and simulations of the entire cycle, from drawings to maintenance.

Particular attention is paid to protecting new technologies from the effects of a potential adversary. The strategy of expanding the capabilities of the US Army for additive production will include countering possible cyber espionage and sabotage from Russia and China: both states are defined in the US military doctrine as the main opponents of Washington.
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 5 October 2019 09: 08
    +6
    There will be fences around their bases to print.
    1. Livonetc
      Livonetc 5 October 2019 09: 23
      +4
      To start printing the fence, you will need to build a fence of blocks.
      And then, under protection, build fences to heaven.
      The photo is funny.
      In fact, let's think about why.
      The troops approach the obstacle and wait for the end of the printing process and the complete hardening of the printed bridge.
      That is, as crossing guidance, this 3d print does not correspond to the task.
      Then why?
      Seal in place of military houses?
      Again, container options are much faster, and also with the possibility of rapid movement and reuse.
      The ideas of printing parts for military equipment were voiced.
      It is possible, but the scope, at least for today, of the development of technology is not very large.
      Where else is it possible to change 3D printing in the field?
      1. Teberii
        Teberii 5 October 2019 09: 25
        -1
        Now only in medicine, and that is a big question.
        1. Thrall
          Thrall 5 October 2019 10: 21
          0
          Pancake. Where is our commander? Our 3D printing is not unprotected. It would be necessary to put the guard smile
        2. Karabas
          Karabas 5 October 2019 10: 42
          +5
          Now only in medicine, and that is a big question.

          This is not true. Everywhere. Even for the manufacture of rocket engines and aircraft turbines are used. It seems like a year ago I read that one pin * dos on an aircraft carrier in order to fix my plane printed a part on my printer so that I would not have to wait a month for delivery for a trillion. Established, then the engineers checked, the wear is the same as the original.
        3. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 5 October 2019 11: 07
          -6
          Late. 3D printing is used everywhere: in complex mechanical engineering, electronics,
          jewelry making. Space rocket nozzles print on printers.
          This is the technology of the future. Forget about lathes.
          1. Cat man null
            Cat man null 5 October 2019 11: 25
            +1
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Space rocket nozzles print on printers.

            A metal-carbon composite, for example - do you want to print on a printer? wink

            Quote: voyaka uh
            This is technology ...

            ... with very severe restrictions. "Silver Bullet" has not yet been invented request

            Quote: voyaka uh
            Forget about lathes

            Stop nonsense to post. With a smart look.
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 5 October 2019 12: 07
              -2
              "A metal-carbon composite, for example - can you print on a printer?" And what are the problems to create a multi-component 3D printer with layer-by-layer "printing" - fusion?
          2. dauria
            dauria 5 October 2019 11: 26
            +3
            Forget about lathes.


            Already forgot. It was necessary to grind a handle for a shovel, and now - ba !!!!
            How retarded I am. I’ll go buy a 3D printer and voila. At least a tub, even a trough ... laughing
            From the fact that they invented laser cutting, kitchen knives did not disappear. And they will not be lost. The question is the price of the machine, raw materials and heaps of other things from need to logistics.
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 5 October 2019 12: 08
              -2
              Modern industrial 3D printers can print parts with an accuracy of 1 micron.
              1. missuris
                missuris 5 October 2019 20: 01
                +1
                Yes only
                1) how much does it cost?
                2) what load does this part hold in comparison with a forged, or cut from a forged blank or cut from a single crystal?
                1. Vadim237
                  Vadim237 6 October 2019 00: 13
                  -4
                  After printing, the part can be sent for thermochemical processing, which will significantly increase the strength properties of the product - such 3D printers cost from 6 million rubles, and single-crystal parts, such as turbine blades, go through several stages of plasma spraying.
                  1. Cat man null
                    Cat man null 6 October 2019 01: 32
                    -2
                    Quote: Vadim237
                    such 3D printers from 6 millions of rubles cost, and single-crystal parts such as turbine blades go through several stages of plasma spraying

                    Blood, sweat, sand, and girlish tears ...

                    Vadim, single crystal on the printer - not print. Your

                    Quote: Vadim237
                    thermochemical treatments

                    - this is bullshit, my friend ... And, in addition, in order to send there, the part does not have to be printed on a printer. Moreover - sometimes it is simply harmful to print it on a printer ...

                    Anyway. Break off a couple of times - you yourself will understand everything.

                    Quote: Song. About Mitrofanushka))
                    What will not take over your head,
                    That will take it through the ass ...
                    1. Vadim237
                      Vadim237 6 October 2019 18: 32
                      -2
                      "Vadim, you can't print a single crystal on a printer. Yours" - Did I write somewhere that it can be printed on a 3D printer?
                      "- This is bullshit, buddy ... And, besides, in order to send there, the part does not have to be printed on a printer. Moreover, sometimes it is simply harmful to print it on a printer ..." Bullshit "is one of you a technologist: what's in welding, in materials science, in mechanical engineering. ”We have been printing parts for a year already - there are no complaints about the quality.
          3. iConst
            iConst 5 October 2019 12: 18
            +1
            Quote: voyaka uh
            3D printing is used everywhere: in complex mechanical engineering, electronics,
            jewelry making. Space rocket nozzles print on printers.

            This is now called additive technologies. It is not really a "seal". For example, spraying composite powders and sintering them with a laser.
        4. donavi49
          donavi49 5 October 2019 11: 24
          +3
          Well this is the future of the industry.

          From the current - they are going to completely print the LV, including the engines. The peculiarity is that if others customize individual elements of the product that they originally planned to make in a classical way (fundamental decisions for this), then this private company created the initial design of both the launch vehicle and the engines under 3d printing.

          NASA paid for 2 test satellites and bought the Electron launch vehicle for them - they will go into space and print solar panels for themselves. The essence of the technology is that it is now possible to print solar panels of any size (namely, the spacecraft are now limited). In the future, you can print many kilometers of solar sails. Radiation shields / micrometeorite protection print and update. Well, etc. This is an extremely promising technology.

          In the Military Acceptance, in my opinion, on the Su-57 or MiG-35, they showed how they optimized some power parts by printing them on 3 printers.

          Well, the latest news:
          At the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University (SPbGMTU) by 3D direct laser-growing printer printed the first propellers for 150 DRC propellers. FROM 2020 of the year a new production method will be introduced into the series at the Vega plant. What is the benefit of the new technology?

          According to the developers, the new screw by additive technology was able to be lightened immediately by 25%, With his strength remained at the same level, that for samples produced using classical casting - instead of 160 kg, new samples weigh 120 kg. It gives a decrease shaft and bearing loads, increasing overall screw life.

          Screw printing process takes 4 days instead of two weeks that had previously gone! You can also use a variety of materials - including steel, nickel alloys, titanium-based alloys, copper-based alloys.


          Well, all sorts of autonomous places. For example, Arctic / Antarctic bases, ISS (where the printer is already running), ships. It is cheaper to print various small things as needed (expense / repair) in place from a conditional bag of material. Than to carry 10 bags of parts / components for all occasions, because then it will not come out to deliver.
      2. dauria
        dauria 5 October 2019 10: 24
        +4
        Where else is it possible to apply 3d printing in the field?


        Listen, the army is a bunch of Rembs. Those who only do what they sleep in the snow, endlessly "stream" into the enemy or fly, ride and swim.
        And they don’t need gas and footcloths, they don’t need to eat, they don’t need to be treated, etc. In short, they do not need rear units and subunits at all.
        Well, those who served, tell me - did you have a typist with a typewriter? It was. A drill, grinder, hacksaw, welding, diesel generator in part come in handy? As well as not only them .. In wartime, you can’t run to Selmag for the necessary small things. So if, together with charging for car batteries, the zampotech or deputy in the rear will have such a thing - what's bad.
        1. Livonetc
          Livonetc 5 October 2019 10: 29
          +1
          So what are the options?
          Small houses.
          Hardware Details.
          Prostheses.

          You need to understand that 3d printing for serious tasks is a very dimensional and complex equipment.
          If you also want to create a three-dimensional product, you will need a large amount of components.
          In general, it is expensive and complicated.
          In my opinion
          It is simpler and most important (in the field) to use ready-made components produced in production faster.
          And at the moment, only the corruption parties are seen.
        2. Karabas
          Karabas 5 October 2019 10: 44
          +3
          So if, together with charging for car batteries, the zampotech or deputy in the rear will have such a thing - what's bad.

          I agree, at least a simple reprap on plastic, and then I would solve a lot of problems.
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 5 October 2019 11: 04
        -5
        "Then why?" ////
        -----
        Will explain. It is necessary to build a military base.
        The traditional option: ready-made blocks and units are delivered by truck, truck.
        Of these, a base is built on site with cranes.
        Fast, but you need a lot of transport.
        The second option: material is transported in bags and a 3D printer. Blocks and nodes
        manufactured locally.
        Slowly, but saving the number of "walkers" and the number of vehicles.
        If there are walkers through a dangerous territory (in Afghanistan, for example), then the second
        the option is safer.
        1. Livonetc
          Livonetc 5 October 2019 11: 11
          0
          I agree with the need to ensure safety.
          However, the number of walkers if you use land transport will decrease slightly.
          The volume of necessary materials will remain the same.
          There is of course the opportunity to transport bulk materials more safely by helicopters.
          However, such construction will be extremely costly.
        2. Cat man null
          Cat man null 5 October 2019 11: 28
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Second option: material is transported in bags and an 3-d printer ...

          ... which the vicious barmalei vigorously explode. On the way to. Ta-da-ah-amm ... and the base is not built, the printer is broken, send a new one.

          Quote: voyaka uh
          saves the number of "walkers" and the number of vehicles

          The law of conservation of mass ... remember, remember yes

          Quote: voyaka uh
          Blocks and assemblies are manufactured locally ...

          ... without any printer - fittings and cement - imported, sand and water - local ... and that's it request

          Warrior, you are in a blow today laughing
    2. Kontrik
      Kontrik 5 October 2019 09: 27
      -5
      The preparation includes protective measures against cyber threats from Russia

      Every second hacker or troll of the highest level in Russia already in Russia ... hehe

      And this is just the beginning .. fellow
    3. Gray brother
      Gray brother 5 October 2019 10: 11
      -1
      Quote: Teberii
      There will be fences around their bases to print.

      It's about protecting against kulhackers.
      Change the password on wifa from "admin" to "1234".
      1. Karabas
        Karabas 5 October 2019 10: 47
        +1
        Change the password on wifa from "admin" to "1234".

        It is unlikely. Seven years ago, the printer in the State Department "hacked", the password was admin there. I made sure that the postscript in the margins was always typed with foul language. laughing
  2. Amateur
    Amateur 5 October 2019 09: 27
    +4
    Such an armored 3-D printer drives up to the Saudi refinery and quickly prints the Patriot system to it. And the Saudis then wonder why she doesn’t bring anything down. crying Sino-Russian-Uzbek hackers interfered.
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 5 October 2019 09: 45
      +1
      Because concrete rockets do not fly.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 October 2019 09: 29
    +3
    3D-Printed Bridge
    The bridge, as I understand it, can withstand up to a platoon of soldiers. But with such a width and depth of the water "barrier", it was not worth spending money on production, and then thinking about how to protect 3D printing from the enemy.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 5 October 2019 09: 45
    0
    They want to live / bring closer what was written in science fiction novels.
    This is normal if economically and in other respects justified.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 5 October 2019 09: 49
    +2
    The Americans have another panacea (in a place with a worship of the computer), if everything was so simple, China would stamp 5th generation aircraft, right with the pilots included
    1. Wolverine Wolverine
      Wolverine Wolverine 5 October 2019 09: 58
      -7
      The Americans can not be compared with the scrupulous superpower Russia! Russia has one panacea for sovereign Orthodoxy, and everything else is from the evil one!
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 5 October 2019 10: 02
        +2
        Did you know that the word "pan" is translated from English as "pan"?
        Funny right?
      2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
        Sidor Amenpodestovich 5 October 2019 17: 43
        0
        Wolverine is spelled with one "s".
  6. eagle owl
    eagle owl 5 October 2019 09: 58
    +1
    Painting "Grandfather Mastday and the Hares". Why do you need other people's hackers? Boeing 737 Max and F-35 you yourself quite successfully ditched your own technical support for software on both lol
  7. mark2
    mark2 5 October 2019 10: 04
    0
    The Pentagon continues to stimulate the introduction of advanced logistics technologies in the US military, including the expanded use of 3D printing


    This is like simply spending budgets. There is a task to constantly increase the military budget. So the military is trying to all heartburn. For this, a horror story about cyber threats was invented. The military of the American potential adversary is not so stupid as to spend an intellectual resource on hacking the server that controls the 3D printing printer. It is more logical to spend time and resources on hacking the computer of the aircraft carrier manager or the Pentagon central command server, if that makes sense, of course. So, if the United States went into battle, then it’s already clear that we need to fight with them, and not spend time hacking.
    Intelligence is obtained in other ways. Moreover, in our computer age, information is leaked to everyone and sundry, for the sake of likes on the network.
    1. Maalkavianin
      Maalkavianin 5 October 2019 10: 14
      +1
      However, the introduction of 3D printing in the troops is a good step, smart. This is the future. Let this amount of money be cut into this.
  8. Gato
    Gato 5 October 2019 10: 16
    0
    Even the title of the article already sounds somehow anecdotal. That Russia and China have nothing more to do.
  9. Rostislav
    Rostislav 5 October 2019 10: 22
    0
    The strategy ... the USA ... will include counteraction ... to Russia and China: both states are defined in US military doctrine as the main opponents of Washington.

    The same frankness in the statements of the Brit, and the Pshek, and others. Moreover, these statements are supported by specific sanctions and provocations. And we are all "partners, partners".
    Who would help to understand the strange logic of our government?
  10. Langf
    Langf 5 October 2019 10: 53
    0
    Let the shovels print, or even better - a rake, where as the most worthy and necessary in the US troops. And there is no cyber espionage and sabotage for you - you yourself have blinded, you have come.
  11. sabakina
    sabakina 5 October 2019 12: 19
    +1
    I am not a civil engineer, I am a land reclamator, and then, I understand that only infantry can be transferred over such a bridge. And then a chain, at a distance of 1 meter from each other. / blocks are laid extremely emergency. The slightest displacement and all. /
  12. Disorder
    Disorder 5 October 2019 13: 46
    0
    Smells like another "sawmill".
  13. faterdom
    faterdom 5 October 2019 13: 59
    0
    introducing advanced logistics technology into the US military, including advanced use of 3D printing

    All lagged behind forever! We already have 4D in service with Shoigu, and the Chinese are developing 5D!
    As well as 5G and more than 5M!
  14. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich 5 October 2019 17: 43
    0
    And then they simultaneously uncovered the service weapon, and fired into the water in one gulp.
  15. Lexus
    Lexus 5 October 2019 19: 09
    -4
    Do you get a stamp?

    The West had such an idea, they even wanted to patent the brand. Only China took them "by the throat" tenderly, and now such prints can only be seen on T-shirts and mugs or on gift stamps.
  16. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 5 October 2019 21: 08
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    This is the technology of the future.

    The main thing is not to give these things the freedom of choice))
    And it will turn out like in Robert Sheckley’s story (I don’t remember what the story was called, and when it was published) - there the converter was tired of reproducing different things (parts for the spaceship, etc.), and he began to stamp similar converters for himself.
    PS This is someone you are so angry that for harmless comments put you cons?
    PPS I used a rubber recoil pad for myself at AutoCAD courses to reduce the impact force when rolling back the shutter frame, but did not send it to the press, gave way to a girl’s project.