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Friday, March 4, 2016

3D Printing Of Spare Parts At Sea

3D Printing Now Finds its Way to Spare Parts at Sea

Lucky Balaraman | March 2, 2016

3D printing is progressively finding its way into all kinds of technical applications. Spare parts for ships will soon be printed onboard to safeguard against minor breakages and issues, solving the long-standing problem of not being able to find replacements for warships in the middle of a journey. The U.S. Navy recently placed fabrication labs onboard two Navy ships fighting against the Islamic State – the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and the assault ship USS Kearsarge.

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Honey, I Shrunk The Steam Turbine: We Could Drink From The Sea With This Miniaturized 3D Printed Machine. Source:

<more at; related links and articles: (Navies Could 3D-Print Other Ships at Sea. September 9, 2015) and (U.S. Navy Ship Using 3D Printer To Create Spare Parts At Sea. December 29, 2015)>

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