Category Archives: Newport News Shipbuilding

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes print full-scale propeller blade for military applications

Naval Group, a French industrial group focusing on naval defence and marine renewable energy, and Centrale Nantes engineering school have successfully 3D printed their first full-scale propeller blade demonstrator using the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. This large, geometrically complex blade weighing over 300kg was produced under the framework of the Joint Laboratory of Marine technology, […]

3D Systems metal additive systems building U.S. Navy warships

3D Systems’ stock price is buoyant today after the announcement of a naval warship building deal with Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States. The collaboration between Rock Hill, S.C. based 3D Systems and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division of Virginia aims to qualify metal additive manufacturing for […]