"Print Me a Cruiser" : The Future of the US Fleet

According to the Navy publication Proceedings Magazine, “The 3D printing revolution will radically change naval construction.”
 
In the magazine's most recent issue, Lt. Cheney-Peters and Lt. Hipple argue that the future of naval design and manufacturing could be based on a 3D printing paradigm. In an interview with MakerBot’s Peter Schmehl, Cheney-Peters learned that 3D printing could “radically change ship construction, making designs that might not be possible using conventional techniques.” Provided the build volume was large enough, a ship’s hull, along with its duct work and piping, could be built in one fell swoop rather than relying on numerous crews to complete construction in a step-by-step fashion.
 
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General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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