Air University elective broadens SOS students’ research experience
A former student research assistant taking the Air University Advanced Research Elective at Squadron Officer School was able to make a replacement (top) for a broken part (bottom) from a C-130 aircrew seat using additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. Getting a replacement part from the manufacturer would have cost a few hundred dollars and an untold amount of time; however, the student was able to print the part in about four hours for less than a couple of dollars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Berube)

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Photo by: Phil Berube |  VIRIN: 190617-F-ZZ999-0005.JPG