US Navy Warship Installs Metal 3D Printer For Tools & Parts

January 21, 2023 | Manufacturing

Via “In 2022, the USS Essex became the first American Navy warship to install a metal 3D printer to ensure onboard repair capabilities of much-needed tools and parts. Now, the USS Bataan is following in its footsteps. The Naval assault ship announced the complete installation of a metal 3D printer on November 3, 2022. We have learned that the machine is a Phillips Additive Hybrid powered by Meltio and Haas.”

I think this trend will continue in many industries, providing a quick way to manufacture replacement parts on demand.