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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

3D Printing At Sea (US Navy) And On Land (Amazon)

U.S. Navy Ship Using 3D Printer To Create Spare Parts At Sea

Adnan Farooqui | December 29, 2015

Getting your hands on a spare part for your ship when you’re out at sea isn’t at easy as driving to your local hardware store. You better have the supplies on board when you set sail or wing it until you make port and can find the required part. Sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman have found another way to go about this, they’re using a 3D printer to actually make the parts that they need out at sea.
The United States Navy has hooked up two ships, Truman and USS Kearsarge, with 3D printers. These miniature fabrication labs enable sailors to create custom parts as and when required.

"Amazon Patents 3D Printers In Trucks To Speed Up Deliveries." Source:

<more at; related links: (Amazon Patents 3D Printers In Trucks To Speed Up Deliveries. February 27, 2015) and (Denmark Shipping Company, Maersk, Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Spare Parts on Ships. July 12, 2014)>

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