NAVAIR projects 1,000 3D-printed parts approved for fleet by end of 2018

By Justin Katz / April 10, 2018 at 1:41 PM
Naval Air Systems Command estimates it will have nearly 1,000 additively manufactured parts approved for printing and use across the fleet by the end of 2018, almost a tenfold increase from what is available today, according to a NAVAIR logistics officer. Brig. Gen. Greg Masiello, NAVAIR assistant commander for logistics and industrial operations, speaking at the Sea-Air-Space conference yesterday, said the command currently has 135 parts the fleet is authorized to print and use. By the end of "2018, we'll...

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