US Navy Held a 3D Print-a-Thon to Display Innovative Use of the Technology

The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. John Burrow, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for research, development, test and evaluation. He referred to 3D printing as, “a potential game-changing technology for naval warfare” explaining that, “It accelerates capability development and will increase our readiness by reducing obsolescence or long lead time issues. It also enables a new design space that allows for component or platform characteristics not possible through legacy manufacturing methods. Source: Inside 3D Printing News