3D Systems, US Navy enter into cooperative R&D agreement

3D Systems has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Navy to develop and evaluate 3D printing technology and materials for military uses.

Rock Hill, SC - 3D Systems has entered into a cooperative R&D agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD), in which they will jointly develop and evaluate 3D printing technology and materials for military uses. 3D Systems will also help the Navy fulfill a number of strategic initiatives.

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"The US Navy is at the forefront of a concerted military effort to integrate 3D printing into their operations," says Neal Orringer, 3D Systems' VP of Alliances and Partnerships. "Through their Print-the-Fleet initiative, the Navy is educating sailors on the latest in digital manufacturing and accelerating adoption of 3D printing. We're proud that our technology—our direct metal printing and our advanced polymer materials—are going to play an integral part in the Navy of the future."

Development and qualification of new materials and printer technology under this agreement will help ensure appropriate adoption of this technology within the Navy supply chain.

For more information, please visit www.3dsystems.com.

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