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INTERIM POLICY ON THE USE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D PRINTING) IN MARINE AVIATION

Date Signed: 4/12/2018
MARADMINS Number: 209/18

R 121814Z APR 18
MARADMIN 209/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC AVN WASHINGTON DC ASL//
SUBJ/INTERIM POLICY ON THE USE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D PRINTING) IN MARINE AVIATION//
REF/A/NAVAIR MESSAGE/14MAR2018//
REF/B/MARADMIN 489/16/16SEP2016//
REF/C/MARADMIN 594/17/25OCT2017//
AMPN/REF A IS THE NAVAIR INTERIM GUIDANCE TO REQUEST AND EMPLOY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES/COMPONENTS ON NAVAL AIRCRAFT AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. REF B IS THE INTERIM POLICY ON THE USE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D PRINTING) IN THE MARINE CORPS. REF C IS THE PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE UPDATE ON THE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING//
POC/NICHOLAS LOZAR/MAJ/UNIT: HQMC AVN ASL/-/TEL: 703-695-6421/EMAIL: NICHOLAS.LOZAR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  Provide policy and guidance regarding employment of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, equipment, and the use of AM derived components on Marine Corps aircraft and associated equipment.  This policy applies to all Marine Corps units supporting aircraft or aircraft ground support equipment (GSE).
2.  Discussion.  Marine Corps Aviation Logistics commands are authorized to use AM technologies IAW paragraphs 2a-c.  All current policies and procedures for modification of equipment remain applicable, however, this message allows Marine Aviation activities to employ AM with informed awareness, mitigation of risks, and required oversight.
  A.  Commands desiring to use AM technologies to produce or modify a component that is intended for use on naval aircraft or associated equipment shall submit a request via email to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at navair_am.fct@navy.mil.  Per ref (a), NAVAIR will review and provide initial response within 3 working days of submission.
  B.  Requests should include aircraft type/model/series, part number, NIIN, plain language description of specific part, and, if possible, a photograph of specific part.  If part number or NIIN is not available, part number and NIIN of next higher assembly should be provided.
  C.  AM equipment/hardware.  Marine Aviation units currently employing AM are required to document and submit specific details of AM machines via a table of basic allowances (TBA) addition.  Commands shall coordinate with above referenced HQMC point of contact (POC) who will facilitate sharing of information and policy, as well as coordinate procurement of equipment.  HQMC AVN intent is to coordinate initial training with delivery of hardware.
3.  Additional information.
  A.  HQMC AVN has established a Marine Aviation additive manufacturing working group comprised of members from HQMC AVN, NAVAIR, and innovation leads from every Aviation Logistics department and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron.  Background information regarding AM can be requested by emailing navair_am.fct@navy.mil and will be available at the AM gateway site https:(slash)(slash)myteam.navair.navy.mil/org/additives/sitepages/home.aspx.  This site is currently under development and updates/improvements will be published via SEPCOR.  Ultimately the gateway will serve as the medium for all AM requests and tracking.
  B.  Marine Aviation commands are encouraged to collaborate and seek assistance from HQMC AVN (ASL), Installations and Logistics NEXLOG-AM team and to discuss potential AM applications with T/M/S program management offices.
4.  Release authorized by LtGen S. R. Rudder, Deputy Commandant for Aviation.//