Originally shared by 3DLT.com 3D printing could impact the way the Navy designs and

Originally shared by 3DLT.com

3D printing could impact the way the Navy designs and builds everything, ranging from ships, submarines, and aircraft to the thousands of parts carried aboard each vessel.

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http://www.3ders.org/articles/20130404-the-future-of-the-navy-print-me-a-cruiser.html

As a former submariner and academy grad, I don’t foresee this in the near future. Too many hurdles for implementation-subsafe, stabilization of the build plate and deposition, as well as training and maintaining redundancy. However, I’ve been thinking along these lines for quite some time and the forward-deployed print on-demand model would save the Navy millions in shipping costs and personnel deployment.