Trident ballistic missile flies with first 3D-printed part
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A 3-D-printed connector backshell flew in a Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile test flight on ...

Three-dimensional printing has been applied to handguns, rockets, hypersonic jet engines, bicycles, ears, objects d’art, and now submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). Lockheed Martin has announced that the first 3D printed components for an SLBM flew this week on test launches of three unarmed US Navy Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles from a submerged submarine in the Atlantic Ocean. The component tests, which were conducted from March 14 to 16, are part of Lockheed’s program to create an all-digital manufacturing process.

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