AFP
US Navy Approves Testing 3D Printed Metal Part At Sea

US Navy Approves Testing 3D Printed Metal Part At Sea October 12, 2018

US Navy stated that a prototype drain strainer orifice assembly will be installed on USS Harry S. Truman for a one-year long test and evaluation trial.

The test articles passed functional and environmental testing, which included material, welding, shock, vibration, hydrostatic and operational steam, and will continue to be evaluated while installed within a low temperature and low pressure saturated steam system. After the test and evaluation period, the prototype assembly will be removed for analysis and inspection.

Additive Manufacturing is a term used to describe the technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material.

Share:
Issue 73