TACOM has adopted 3D printing, an advanced manufacturing technique, to produce parts. One of the first parts produced using this method is the M249 machine gun front sight post adjustment tool.
Maintainers, if you need a front sight post adjustment tool for your unit’s M249 machine guns, use NSN 5120-01-689-4725. After TACOM gets the order request, then it will be 3D-printed and sent to you.
You can read the full story on 3D printing HERE.