Tag Archives: additive manufacturing

Dave Barrett: Navy to Set 3D Printing Implementation Goals After Fleet Tests

After a series of U.S. Navy tests to demonstrate the manufacturing and fabrication capabilities of 3D printing technology, the service will explore printing from metal and similar materials as it targets at-sea applications for the technology, Military Times reported Sunday. Lance Bacon writes the Navy has sought a list of high-demand items, including Tomahawk cruise …

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Navy Explores 3-D Printing as Logistics, Manufacturing Offering; Phil Cullom Comments

The U.S. Navy is planning to train its personnel in additive manufacturing technology as it turns to 3-D printing as an at-sea offering to manufacture replacement parts and decrease shipping time and cost, Defense Systems reported Monday. Joey Cheng writes the Navy held workshops during the recent Maker Faire at Combat Direction Systems Activity – Dam Neck to demonstrate additive manufacturing …

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Navy to Test 3D Printing Technology at Sea; Benjamin Kohlmann Comments

A U.S. Navy amphibious warship has installed a three-dimensional printer to experiment with additive manufacturing technology, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg writes the USS Essex has already used the printer to make minor and small-scale materials and plans to test how the machine handles engine vibration and other at-sea conditions. “Additive manufacturing …

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