Learn how the Navy is moving toward advanced manufacturing of some of the smallest parts of the biggest ships, approving 3D metal printing of a drain strainer for a steam line on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman. The Navy has been using additive manufacturing for several years, but the use of 3D printed metal parts is a newer concept. The test articles passed functional and environmental testing, which included material, welding, shock, vibration, hydrostatic, and operational steam.

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