Huntington Ingalls Industries produces 3D printed piping assembly for U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest military shipbuilding company in the U.S., has produced a 3D printed piping assembly for nuclear-powered warships.

The additively manufactured metal component will be installed on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), where it will be evaluated over the course of a year.

The advancement of additive manufacturing will help revolutionize naval engineering and shipbuilding, said Charles Southall, Vice President of engineering and design at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

It also is a significant step forward in our digital transformation of shipbuilding processes to increase efficiency, safety, and affordability. This is an accomplishment we all should be proud ....

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