What happens when a critical component fails and a replacement part is not available? The shipyard needs your help to 3D print the part fast so they can install it.
Using the government's toolkit, you'll create a Technical Data Package and send a printed prototype for testing. Will your part hold up to the demands of the world's finest Sailors and Marines?
Cash prizes will be awarded for the best solutions, with the potential for future government contracts, too.
This challenge will accelerate the adoption of Advanced Manufacturing using metallic 3D printing in the U.S. Navy. In the near future, and in part because of your participation in HACKtheMACHINE, metallic 3D printing capabilities will enable ships and shipyards to keep their fleet in line with tight national security timelines.
The Navy does not have a ready supplier for the part in this challenge. At the Navy’s discretion, the government may award a procurement contract to the winners for the family of parts.