22 Jun '16, 6pm

Tech from #USNavy's 1st shipboard fabrication lab to be 3D-printed aboard @Space_Station

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Members of Congress, along with Made in Space (MIS), Applied Systems and Technology Transfer (AST2) and high ranking military officials gathered in Washington, D.C., to facilitate the transfer of a Technical Data Package (TDP) from the Capitol Hill Maker Faire to the International Space Station (ISS) June 21. The TDP contains a 3-D blueprint of the "TruClip," an item used to repair hand radios used on ships. TruClip was created in the Navy's first shipboard fabrication lab aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) who participated in Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center's 2016 Fleet Design Challenge, also known as Project Apollo. "We have a part called the TruClip," said Vice Adm. Phil Cullom, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Readiness and Logistics. "It was designed by three Sailors on the Truman, half a world away on deployment. This part they designed ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=95324

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