Fab Labs on USS Truman and Kearsarge

160621-N-YO707-178 Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2016) U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Philip Cullom, deputy CNO for fleet readiness and logistics, speaks with Prof. Neil Gershenfeld, second from right, director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms during the Capitol Hill Maker Faire in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2016. The Faire showcased robotics, drones, 3D printing and printed art. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cyrus Roson/ Released)


“We have a part called the TruClip. It was designed by three sailors on Truman, half a world away on deployment”

VADM Phil Cullom, Deputy CNO, 6/22/2016

Developed two mini Fab Labs for deployment of Naval Vessels with DARPA and MARMC, each consisted of a 3D printer, a CNC Mill and a design station.

Printers deployed on Jacinto, Kearsarge, Mason, Normandy, Wasp & Monterey

Printers on Ships

Supporting Old Dominion University on ONR’s Fleet Maker program to train sailors and deploy 3D printers on ships

Trained over 100 sailors

Printers deployed on Jacinto, Kearsarge, Mason, Normandy, Normandy, Wasp & Monterey