Lincoln Electric to support US Navy with 3D printing solution


Lincoln Electric’ 3D metal printing solution has been selected by Bechtel Plant Machinery to support large-scale propulsion components for the US Navy.

The Cleveland-based company currently operates what is believed to be the world’s largest wire-based 3D metal platform printing platform. Lincoln Electric is completely self-sufficient, producing a variety of alloy wires in high volumes, integrating 3D robotic cells, and utilising its SculptPrint™ OS software.

With its expertise in the space, Lincoln Electric will manufacture the propulsion components, measuring around 10 feet in diameter and weighing up to 20,000 pounds.

Mark Douglass, Business Development Manager at Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions, said, “We believe our advanced manufacturing process, supported by in-house wire feedstock production and industry-leading application, automation, and metallurgical expertise, can add significant value in meeting the US Navy’s goals.”

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