3D printed Gunner’s ratchet used by Defence in the service of the M242 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle Machine Gun

The Australian Army has now completed a successful two-week field trial of a ‘WarpSPEE3D’ metal 3D printer at the Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory. A team of Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) soldiers from 1st Combat Service Support Battalion (1CSSB) overcame extreme conditions to design, print and finish a series of ground-breaking…

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