Apr 14, 2015 Off Comments in Business News, Laser Cutting by

Norfolk, VA – DARPA and the US Navy are developing advanced fab facilities for less supply line dependence. High-tech fabrication facilities are being developed to enhance ship maintenance and repair by enabling more cost-effective training and rapid onsite production of parts and components.

They recently agreed to create a laser cutting-equipped fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab, at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) in Norfolk, VA, under DARPA’s Manufacturing Experimentation and Outreach Two (MENTOR2) program. The Fab Lab installation and initial operation is expected in April 2015.

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