US Navy shipyard adopts 3D Systems additive manufacturing for next generation vessels

Published 10 May 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, 3d printing, manufacturing, 3d systems, additive manufacturing, ship, naval, navy

Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole builder of US Naval aircraft carriers

3D Systems has announced its collaboration with Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) to qualify its metal additive manufacturing technologies to build the next generation of US naval warships.

Huntington Ingalls Industries company, NNS is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines.

The first milestone in the agreement was achieved with 3D Systems delivering and installing a ProX DMP 320 3D metal printer at NNS’s site in Virginia, with the aim to use the ProX DMP 320 to produce marine-based alloy replacement parts for castings as well as valves, housings and brackets - for future nuclear-powered warships.

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