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Phillips Federal News

U.S. Army Awards 3YOURMIND Contract for Additive Manufacturing Part Identification

Novi, Michigan, May, 21, 2024 – 3YOURMIND and Phillips Corporation Federal Division are pleased to partner with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) to support an Advanced Manufacturing (AdvM) part identification effort. GVSC, along with the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), will utilize 3YOURMIND software to identify potential AdvM candidate parts necessary to sustain and maintain legacy systems.

DEVCOM GVSC is responsible for driving innovation in ground vehicle technology. Today, that includes continuing efforts to modernize equipment sustainment methods for the M113 armored personnel carrier. With the help of Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR), GVSC has successfully reverse-engineered and developed a digital twin for the M113. GVSC will use 3YOURMIND to evaluate the M113 data and identify candidate parts which can be produced with AdvM technologies for the purpose of adding additional production methods that further fortify Department of Defense (DoD) supply chains.
As part of the initial effort, 3YOURMIND will analyze up to 10,000 parts selected by GVSC and evaluate them based on technical feasibility, lead time and cost. Once the part evaluation is concluded, GVSC will have a greater understanding of which spare parts are strong use cases for additive manufacturing.

The effort with the U.S. Army follows 3YOURMIND’s ongoing efforts in the DoD, including the U.S. Navy’s Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific and the U.S. Marine Corps Advanced Manufacturing Systems Team (AMST). 3YOURMIND and Phillips Corporation Federal Division has been a supporting partner to assist the DoD in realizing its vision to revitalize the industrial base, create distributed manufacturing networks, and support leaner maintenance and logistics practices using additive manufacturing.

“Our previous efforts with the Department of Defense have positioned us well to support the enterprise additive manufacturing ambitions of the GVSC,” says William Cuervo, VP of North America at 3YOURMIND. “We’re excited to support the GVSC in identifying and producing parts using additive manufacturing that can be used to sustain equipment critical to the safe passage of our troops.”
About Ground Vehicles Systems Center (GVSC):

The United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), located in Warren, Michigan, is the U.S. Armed Forces’ research and development facility for advanced technology in ground systems. The U.S. Army DEVCOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC). GVSC shares its facilities with the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). Current technology focus areas include Power and Mobilities, Autonomous Systems, Force Projection, Survivability & Protection, Electronics and Architecture, Cyber Engineering, and Software Integration. Learn more at https://www.usarmygvsc.com

About Philips Corporation
For more than 60 years, the federal government, private sector industry, and education leaders have trusted the experts at Phillips Corporation to solve their greatest manufacturing challenges. Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions to propel capabilities, profitability, and productivity. Phillips represents a robust combination of equipment, applications expertise, and services that are well-suited to meet the growing range of present and future manufacturing applications requirements. Learn more at phillipscorp.com/federal

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3YOURMIND is an on-demand manufacturing software platform that empowers companies to identify and produce parts as needed. OEMs, operating companies, and contract manufacturers can create digital inventories of qualified parts that reduce costs, shorten production lead times, and secure more efficient and agile operations. 3YOURMIND addresses companies’ current needs to produce spare parts quickly while enabling advanced manufacturing technologies and data-driven decision-making to create new parts faster, lighter, and with cost-saving potential. Learn more at https://www.3yourmind.com

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