Navy 3d printing

Australian Navy Deploying SPEE3D Metal 3D Printing in Trial Program

At RAPID+TCT 2019 in Michigan, I spoke with Byron Kennedy, the CEO and co-founder of Australian startup SPEE3D, which developed a patented supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology for super-sized metal…

US Navy Division Adds DMLS Technology to Additive Manufacturing Laboratory in Florida

There are many applications for 3D printing in the US Navy, from making small components like bolts to parts for large warships. Now, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division…

Why the Maritime Industry Should Embrace 3D Printing for Spare Parts

In an article entitled “Is it Time for the Maritime Industry to Embrace 3D Printed Spare Parts?” a pair of authors argues that the shipping industry could benefit from 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 13, 2018

We’ve got business and education news galore in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First, Voodoo Manufacturing has launched its new Shopify app, and BeAM Machines is partnering with Empa, while…

3D Systems Announces New Partnership to Qualify Metal 3D Printing for Naval Warships

The US Navy has been on board with 3D printing for quite some time now, using the technology to create all sorts of innovations, such as the tiny TruClip, drones,…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman…

NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year’s End

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology,…

Partnership Between US Navy and University of Virginia Leads to Impactful Metal 3D Printing Research

The US Navy has found many uses for the application of 3D printing technology, from making replacement parts and drones at sea to 3D printing a manual primary globe valve. This last…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 2, 2018

We’ve got a lot of business announcements for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs, plus some news about software and materials, so let’s dive right in. First, BASF 3D…

SSC Atlantic Uses 3D Printing for a Little Bit of Everything

3D printing has become a strong presence within the US military, particularly in the Navy, where 3D printers are being used aboard ships. The Navy has 3D printed everything from…

UConn Engineers Develop Ceramic and Metal 3D Printing Solution for US Navy to Manufacture Replacement Parts At Sea

The US Navy is a big proponent of additive manufacturing technology, and its use of 3D printers on ships offers self-sustainability in remote areas, allowing sailors and officers to make…

3D Printing at the Pentagon: US Navy Hosts 3D Print-a-thon to Showcase Latest Innovations and Technology

3D printing has been making a major impact on military organizations all over the world, from land to sky and sea. The technology has definitely been playing a big part in the…

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Acquires Concept Laser M2 Cusing Machine, Strengthens Focus on Metal Additive Manufacturing

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been in the business of advancing cutting-edge research and technology for over 90 years, focusing on research that produces…

3D Printing in the Military

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the…

Battleship Restoration Volunteers Discover Top-Secret WWII Technology, Turn to 3D Printing to Recreate It for Visitors

We see 3D printing being used often in military applications; the US Navy especially utilizes the technology for everything from 3D printed missile components and the 3D printed TruClip, to…

Active Duty Navy Service Members Launch GoFundMe Campaign to 3D Print Items for Veterans

Four active duty Navy service members want to make a difference with 3D printing, and they need your help to take it even further. They work to train sailors on 3D…

DON COOL Hub Allows Navy & Marines to Up Their Skill Sets with 3D Printing

With the wide range of 3D printing innovations being introduced on a continual basis, it’s possible—but doubtful—you could have missed out on all that’s being put to use by the…

Naval Team Creates Functional 3D Printed Part for Use in Fleet

It’s pretty exciting to start off a Monday morning with an email from the Navy explaining that they have 3D printed one of the first functional parts to be used…

3D Printing Sails Along Smoothly on the USS Harry S. Truman, Onboard Lab Creates New Radio Clasp That Costs Six Cents

We generally envision naval officers busy at the helm, bravely fending off seaspray on the decks while enduring enormous rolling waves, and waving in landing aircraft on massive decks. From…

3D Printed and Unmanned Royal Navy Ships Not Far Off, Says Report

My mother once told me that when she was growing up they used to say that in 1980 everyone would be traveling in flying cars. But that didn’t pan out, did it? Because…

Office of Naval Research Moves to Ramp Up 3D Printing Activities

In the next couple of weeks, the US Navy says they plan to outline their future plans and requirements for additive manufacturing technology to bolster “fleet readiness,” and the Office…