Machine:Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM)
Material: Carbon fibre filled ABS
Product: Submarine nose
Company: U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy and Thermwood have entered into a collaborative program to explore the use of additive manufacturing technology to reduce operating costs and enhance naval performance.
The Thermwood LSAM is an industrial additive manufacturing system intended for the production of large scale components so is the ideal partner for any business looking to make large scale items.
Using traditional horizontal layer printing the LSAM 3D printed the nose of a U.S. Navy submarine. Both printing and trimming were completed on the same machine using the 10 foot by 20 foot LSAM.
Thermwood and the U.S. Navy are currently working together on future collaborations.