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Title

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

Authors

[ 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

Year of publication

2022

Published in

Energies

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

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

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

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.

Date of online publication

23.02.2022

Pages (from - to)

1 - 15

DOI

10.3390/en15051656

URL

https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1656

Comments

(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.

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

publisher's website

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Release date

23.02.2022

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

Points of MNiSW / journal

140.0

Impact Factor

3.252 [List 2021]