Navy Officials: 3D Printing To Impact Future Fleet with ‘On Demand’ Manufacturing Capability
By John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications
DAHLGREN, Va. – Is it possible to produce parts and equipment from scratch for Sailors – aboard ships and on demand?
Can the Navy rush deliver parts and high-tech gear such as customized unmanned systems, avionics components, and improvised explosive device detectors to its warfighters?
“Yes we can,” say Navy officials and when Additive Manufacturing – also known as 3D Printing – fully hits the Fleet, Sailors could receive their orders within a substantially reduced time frame.
Remarkably, Sailors and Marines are already inventing new products, expanding the realm of possibilities made real by 3D printing while saving time, resources, and money. Continue reading