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October 13, 2018

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Oct
2018

US nuclear carriers to get first 3D-printed part

The 3D-printed valve will be installed on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

Additive manufacturing is taking to the seas with the first 3D-printed part being cleared for installation aboard a US Navy nuclear aircraft carrier. Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division and the Navy, the prototype piping assembly will be installed on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) early next year, where it will be subjected to 12 months of operational testing.

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Category: 3D Printing

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13
Oct
2018

Boston Dynamics gives Spot the robot a job

Spot is equipped with an arm/neck for making close inspections

Meet the new boss that's definitely not like the old boss. Not content with mastering parkour, Boston Dynamics is putting one of its advanced robots to "work" for the first time. In a YouTube video released by the company, the latest version of its Spot quadruped robot starts its new job demonstrating its ability to carry out on-the-spot inspections of building sites in Japan.

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Category: Robotics

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