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November 7, 2018

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Navy Approves Ship Install of First Metal-AM Part

For the first time, in October the US Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved shipboard installation of a 3D-printed metal part. A prototype drain strainer orifice is expected to be aboard the Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman in 2019, according to the command. After install, the assembly, a steam-system component that enables drainage of water from a steam line while in use, will undergo testing and evaluation for one year. We'll be seeing more and more stories like this as the U.S. military services go all-in on additive manufacturing (AM).

Video: Software Drives Productivity Increase

See how Metal Technology Inc. reduced print processing times by as much as 75 percent and saw productivity gains of 40 percent using state-of-the-art printers and all-in-one metal-AM software.

3DMP All Over Additive at FABTECH and formnext
This week 3D Metal Printingmakes Atlanta, GA, its home for FABTECH 2018. If you're at the show, come see us at Booth B5635 in the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion. From there we travel to Frankfurt, Germany, next week for formnext, the signature international AM event. Look for us at formnext Booth 3.0 J70. And, see what we see at FABTECH and formnext via our website as well as our Facebook, Twitter and 3DMP Mobile App feeds.

Industry News
Today's News
First Metal-AM Part to be Installed on GEnx Commercial Airline Engines
Hypertherm Forms Corporate Venture Capital Arm to Support Advanced Technologies
3D-Printing Technology Provider Launches in Europe
Huntsville, AL Schools Become AM Partners of Auburn University and NASA
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CT Scanning for AM Inspection

Metal AM provides designers with freedom to create nearly anything imaginable. But that freedom comes with a compromise, as the more intricate and complex the structure, the more difficult it becomes to inspect. This creates quite a challenge for busy manufacturing plants, but is where the power of CT scanning reveals itself. CT is the latest, and perhaps the most powerful, development in the modern era of nondestructive testing and is a perfect fit. Why? Simply put, the method is ideal for inspecting complex parts and internal lattice structures.

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FABTECH and formnext Wrapups—See what the editors of 3DMP saw at formnext, the AM industry's signature international event, and in the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion at FABTECH.
AM Technology and Knowhow Revolutionize Facial Reconstruction—Advanced software combines with other technology and 3D-printing expertise to help surgeons provide a new lease on life.

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