Navy Saves Thousands with 3D-Printer at Sea

Posted by Editor On June - 4 - 2016

Navy Saves Thousands with 3D-Printer at Sea

Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Stevens, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Figert, 3D printer technicians onboard the USS Harry S. Truman, watch the printer at work. The 3D printer shop aboard the Truman invented ”Tru Clips” to protect attachments for the ship’s handheld radios. Photo by Chris Church/Stars and Stripes.

With 3D printers aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, the Navy was able to produce a remedy for their own equipment needs at six cents a print. Not only that, the clip they produced will be used by astronauts on the International Space Station.

For the full story and photos of the Tru Clips, see: http://www.stripes.com/news/truman-sailors-3-d-invention-to-be-used-by-astronauts-on-iss-1.412679.