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Opportunities for the Application of 3D Printing in the Critical Infrastructure System


[ 1 ] Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Rzeszów University of Technology | [ 2 ] Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw | [ 3 ] Instytut Bezpieczeństwa Państwa, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

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Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 15 | Journal number: issue 5

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  • Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne państwa
  • Bezpieczeństwo narodowe
  • Energia
  • Druk cyfrowy
  • Druk wielobarwny
  • Drukowanie 3D
  • Infrastruktura krytyczna
  • Sytuacja kryzysowa
  • Technologia
  • Crisis situation
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Energy security of the state
  • National security
  • Technology
  • 3D printing

EN The present article presents an analysis of the potential application of 3D printing in the critical infrastructure system. An attempt has been made to develop case studies for selected critical infrastructure areas, particularly with reference to the area of energy supply. The need for 3D printing applications is identified based on expert research in the energy industry. It identifies the application schemes determined by the technical and logistical possibilities associated with 3D printing in its broadest sense. A review of additive technologies with a view to their application in selected phases of critical infrastructure operation, including in crisis situations, is also carried out. Furthermore, a methodology for incorporating 3D printing into the existing critical infrastructure system is proposed. As a result, the following research hypothesis is adopted: the use of 3D printing can be an important part of measures to ensure the full functionality and efficiency of critical infrastructures, particularly in crisis situations.

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(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Issues of the Energy Supply and Demand in the Socio-Economic Development and Reorganization of Military Security Structures) Article number: 1656. Bibliografia na stronach 13-15.

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