US Navy Held a 3D Print-a-Thon to Display Innovative Use of the Technology

Published by , March 24, 2017 2:40 am

(3DPrintingIndustry)  The US Department of the Navy (DoN) the Pentagon held a 3D Print-a-Thon on March 15. Forty 3D-printing projects presented from over 20 different Navy and Marine Corps organizations.
The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. John Burrow, who is deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, test and evaluation (DASN RDT&E). He referred to 3D printing as, “a potential game-changing technology for naval warfare” explaining that, “It accelerates capability development and will increase our readiness by reducing obsolescence or long lead time issues. It also enables a new design space that allows for component or platform characteristics not possible through legacy manufacturing methods.

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