(3D printed model USNS Comfort | Image credit: NSWC)

NSWC Carderock created first ship model using a 3D printer

Jan.30, 2013

U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division completed a fabricated model of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) on Jan. 10, 2013. This is the first ship model to be created using a new 3D printer.

As a hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provides emergency, on-site medical and surgical services for U.S. combatant forces deployed in war or for use in disaster. Comfort is more advanced than traditional hospital on land.

The state-of-the-art 3D printer used by Carderock is one of four in the United States. It provides Carderock with the capability to deliver large, complex ship models. The 3D printed ship models require less assembly time and can be fabricated unattended, 24 hours a day.

Read more: 3ders.org – NSWC Carderock created first ship model using a 3D printer | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News.

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