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Lincoln Electric partners with Bechtel Plant Machinery to support the U.S. Navy

Lincoln Electric announced that its metal 3D printing solution has been selected by Bechtel Plant Machinery for development in support of the U.S. Navy. As part of the development program, Lincoln Electric will 3D print large propulsion components nearly 10 feet in diameter and weighing up to 20,000 pounds.

“We are proud to continue expanding our network of strategic program partners to the U.S. Navy,” commented Barbara Staniscia, BPMI’s President and General Manager. “Metal additive manufacturing is pivotal to driving innovation and supply chain resiliency, enabling the program to deliver advanced capabilities to the U.S. Navy.”

“We are pleased to be a strategic partner to BPMI and support the U.S. Navy’s goal to accelerate shipbuilding,” stated Mark Douglass, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions. “We believe our advanced manufacturing process, supported by inhouse wire feedstock production and industry-leading application, automation and metallurgical expertise can add significant value in meeting the U.S. Navy’s goals.”

Lincoln Electric operates the world’s largest wire-based metal 3D printing platform in Cleveland, Ohio, and is fully vertically integrated with high-volume wire production for a range of alloys, robotic 3D cell integration and proprietary SculptPrint OS software. The state-of-the-art additive manufacturing solution enables large-format, metal-based parts to be printed directly from CAD files up to 8 times faster than traditional casting or forging processes.

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