The Puget Sound Navy Museum’s newest exhibit, “Hitting Print: Navy On Board With 3D Printing,” explores the world of 3D printing, the next frontier of manufacturing.
The U.S. Navy uses 3D printing to produce everything from tiny plastic clips to entire submarine hulls. Sailors print spare parts aboard ships, use 3D printing to test prototypes, and even manufacture custom drones. This exhibit will feature more than forty 3D-printed items on display.
3D printing might sound like science fiction, but it has the potential to reshape how we live, work, and play. The U.S. Navy envisions a future with 3D printers deployed on warships and at shore-based commands, enabling the delivery of parts and equipment with record speed.
Check out the many applications for this new technology when Hitting Print opens on August 31st!
For more information, please visit http://www.pugetsoundnavymuseum.org/temporary/