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Xerox ElemX sets sail aboard USS Essex

First-ever seafaring 3D printer for US Navy helicopter carrier Metal Tech News – July 20, 2022

In a world's first, Xerox' ElemX liquid metal printer was installed aboard the USS Essex, becoming the first metal 3D printer deployed on a United States naval vessel.

Installed earlier this month in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the addition of a metal 3D printer is part of the U.S. Navy's strategy of using additive manufacturing to increase operational readiness for fleets.

This move also builds on the...


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