January 12 2015
The Chinese navy has reportedly begun to field 3-D printers on its vessels, reports the China Daily.
A transmission gear on a destroyer broke recently and was repaired using the ship's onboard 3-D printer, according to the PLA Daily, a military publication.
"The 3-D printer is like a miniature processing and manufacturing workshop that is able to quickly mend or produce parts -- even nonstandard components," said Ren Yalun, an officer onboard the ship.
The navy has approved...
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