Staff Sgt. Christopher Ritter, 513th Maintenance Squadron Section Chief, and Staff Sgt. Michael Wright, 552nd Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals Technology, show the difference between 3-D printed parts and manufactured parts. Whether printing up something as simple as a plastic seat handle or as complex as a replacement for phenolic resin honeycomb, 3-D printing saves Tinker AFB's Team AWACS time and money while improving aircraft readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andrew Stephens)

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