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RAMBO, grenade launcher, 3-D printer, U.S. Army |Military.com
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RAMBO, grenade launcher, 3-D printer, U.S. Army |Military.com

U.S. Army researchers test fired RAMBO, a 40mm grenade launcher and 40mm grenades that were built using a 3-D printer.

The printed grenade launcher, named RAMBO, which stands for Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance, was the culmination of six months of collaborative effort by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, the U.S. Army Manufacturing Technology Program and America Makes, the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3-D printing.

Additive manufacturing, or AM, is an enabling technology that builds successive layers of materials to create a three-dimensional object.

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