According to Travis’s release,” The first approved project was printed on the Stratasys F900, which can print parts with dimensions up to 36 inches x 24 inches x 36 inches made of Ultem 9085, a specialized plastic known for its extra flexibility, density, and strength. The 60th Maintenance Squadron at Travis AFB, Calif., is the Air Force’s first-ever field unit equipped with a Federal Aviation Administration- and USAF-certified 3D printer capable of producing aircraft parts. Typically, parts that don’t keep the aircraft from performing their mission don’t have as high a priority for replacement.”
According to MSgt. In the release, John Higgs, the squadron’s metals technology section chief, said, “We already have a list from the Air Force level to help them print and backfill some supplies. This will ensure other bases can replace items sooner than expected with our help.”
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