301311Z JAN 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC L//
SUBJ/HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE UPDATE NUMBER TWO ON THE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING//
REF/A/MSG/MARADMIN 594/17/-/25 OCT 2017//
REF/B/DOC/AM CONCEPT OF EMPLOYMENT/-/15 MAY 18//
NARR/REF A IS THE FIRST HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE UPDATE ON THE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. REF B IS A CD AND I DOCUMENT CREATED TO SUPPORT AM REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF AM AND USMC IMPLEMENTATION.//
POC/TOM RUSSELL/CIV/UNIT: HQMC IL NEXLOG/TEL: 571-256-2741 EMAIL: THOMAS.RUSSELL1@USMC.MIL//
POC/DOUGLAS MCCUE/MSGT/UNIT: HQMC IL NEXLOG/TEL: 703-614-4246/EMAIL: DOUGLAS.MCCUE@USMC.MIL//
POC/MATTHEW GLISSON/MAJ/UNIT: HQMC IL LPC-2/TEL: 571-256-7117/EMAIL: MATTHEW.GLISSON@USMC.MIL//
POC/MATT FRIEDELL/CAPT/UNIT: MARCORSYSCOM SEAL: AMOC/TEL: 703-432-3851/EMAIL: MATTHEW.FRIEDELL@USMC.MIL//
POC/MATT AUDETTE/CAPT/UNIT: MARCORSYSCOM SEAL: AMOC/TEL: 703-432-3133/EMAIL: MATTHEW.AUDETTE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. This is a coordinated Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Installations and Logistics (IL) and Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) message. The intent of this message is to provide amplifying guidance related to the implementation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) across the Marine Corps following the release of reference (a). As of this message, reference (a) is still in effect, and units should continue to follow all procedural guidance set forth within it. Specific topics addressed in this message include: (a) Current Marine Corps AM Status (b) Establishment of the Advanced Manufacturing Operating Cell (AMOC) at MCSC (c) Information Exchange Portal (IEP) (d) Plan of Action and Milestones (POA and M) for future policy and implementation plans.
2. Current Marine Corps AM Status.
2.a. Over the past 3 years, the Marine Corps has deployed over 160 3D Printers and associated equipment across the fleet and supporting establishment. This has seen over 200 new individual parts added to the Information Exchange Portal (IEP) of both ground and aviation units. Major successes have included the deployment of metal printers aboard MCLB Albany, MCLB Barstow, and all three MEF’s, deployment of an expeditionary capability in a coalition environment during Trident Juncture-18, and the initial testing of the 3D printing of concrete using Construction Scale AM (CSAM.)
2.b. In May 2018, the AM Concept of Employment, ref (b), was published with collaboration between IL, CDI, SYSCOM and the MARFOR establishing the ground work for the AM program to follow.
2.c. In Fiscal Year-19, the first AM Program of Record (POR), the Expeditionary Fabrication system (XFab), was established. This effort will be followed by the Tactical Fabrication system (TACFAB) in Fiscal Year-20. Within the coming year, IL, in coordination with MCSC, will promulgate a Service-wide AM policy for ground units, including DOTMLPF-P and Force Structure issues.
2.d. The Marine Corps deployed the first Metal 3D Printer in support of SPMAGTF-CR Kuwait and 3D printed the first concrete bridge in the United States during Steel Knight-18.
2.e. Workforce development and training has been at the forefront of pursuing the full benefits of AM technology. The Marine Corps, in coordination with the Navy and America Makes, helped develop a Journey Worker program that is now recognized by the Department of Labor. The Tri-MEF working group for the standardization of AM training is working with America Makes in implementing the pre-apprenticeship training into our training standards. This working group is also working with TECOM to create a TECOM approved AM training POI for all MEFs.
3. Establishment of the Advanced Manufacturing Operating Cell (AMOC) at MCSC.
3.a. In response to the increased fleet demand for the ability to print parts, Commander, MCSC established a 24/7 help desk to answer questions, field requests for prints, and fully vet any part that requires fabrication by a Marine organization. This help desk is not limited to 3D printing of parts but embraces all forms of manufacturing in order to be a force-multiplier for sustainment and maintenance. The AMOC will vet all requests through legal (particularly intellectual property concerns) and safety in concert with the respective program office for the items in question.
3.b. The preferred method for contacting the AMOC is Parts_HelpDesk@usmc.mil or call 24/7 at 703-432-3966.
4. Information Exchange Portal (IEP).
4.a. The digital repository of record for the Marine Corps can be accessed through the Marine Maker website located at https:(slash)(slash)mm.md5.net/marine-makers/. The IEP is owned and hosted by MD5 and is sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Management is the responsibility of MCSC. No intellectual property, or sensitive data is hosted on the IEP. Individual units are allowed to maintain local portals based on data sensitivity and classification level.
4.b. MCSC is evaluating a new IEP and will select one during FY-19. In collaboration with the broader DoD AM community the IEP is intended to link with other Service and DoD systems and allow for Joint usage. Access to the IEP will be permissions based, will host all engineering data to allow both Marines and program managers to communicate, interface, and pull needed data to 3D print or conduct various other Advanced Manufacturing, configuration management techniques.
5. Plan of Action and Milestones (POA and M) for future policy and implementation plans.
5.a. This POA and M reflects current and future efforts regarding interim and future policy, training, and service implementation plan development. Working groups assigned to the ongoing interim policy effort and implementation plans have been established, bringing together the Operating Forces (OPFOR), CDI, MCSC, Aviation, LOGCOM, TECOM and functional stakeholders within the logistics community. Organizations requesting an update should contact the POCs within this message.
5.b. Current POA and M.
5.b.1. AM Implementation
Calling message to WG: 29 Jan
WG Session 1: 5 Feb
WG Session 2: 21 Feb
IPR to LP/DC IL: 22 Feb
WG Session 3: 5 Mar
WG Session 4: 19 Mar
IPR to LP/DC IL: 21 Mar
AM Symposium: 2-4 Apr
IPR to LP/DC IL: 26 Apr
O6 Staffing: 1-16 May
Routing to LP/DC IL: 20 May
5.b.2. Tri MEF Standardized training
Calling Message to WG 14 Dec
WG Session 1: 9 Jan
WG Session 2: 21 Jan
WG Session 3: 4 Feb
POI Draft Staffing 18 Feb
Submission to TECOM 27 Feb
5.b.3. AM Marine Corps Order Production Commencing 3rd Quarter FY 19.
5.b.4. AMOC IEP selection 4th Quarter FY 19.
5.b.5. TACFAB Program of Record 1st Quarter FY 20.
6. Direct questions, suggestions, or feedback to the MARADMIN POCs.
7. Release authorized by LtGen C. G. Chiarotti, Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics.//