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3-D Printing Might Be a New Future in Navy Ship Construction
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:45:07 AM »

3-D Printing Might Be a New Future in Navy Ship Construction
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By Courtney Mabeus
Stephen M. Katz, The Virginian-Pilot via The Associated Press

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — An arm passes across a plate in the big machine, depositing powdered metal before a laser fuses it all together.

Wipe. Zap. Wipe. Zap.

Hour by hour, and layer by painstaking layer, the machine, a 3D metal printer built by 3D Systems, hums away.

Wipe. Zap. Wipe. Zap.

“This build has over a thousand layers so it’s just slowly making its way through,” Dan Hebert, an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding said. “It’ll take a little over a day. It runs continuously.”

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2018/12/31/3-d_printing_might_be_a_new_future_in_navy_ship_construction__114069.html
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