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SAS 2017: 3D printing meets swimmer delivery?

6th April 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington, D.C.


While at first glance, the US Navy's Optionally Manned Technology Demonstrator looks like an elongated Mk VIII SEAL delivery vehicle (SDV), the new tech demonstrator platform is more than just a new underwater delivery system.

The demonstrator platform emerged from the Department of the Navy's Print-a-thon technology programme, which included a 3-D printed model of a submersible vessel, produced by Naval Sea Systems Command Carderock's Disruptive Technology Lab. Based on the success of that effort, plans were developed to 3-D print the navy's first full scale hull form this year.

Carderock representatives displayed the full scale hull form at

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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