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ATI to Build Additive Manufacturing Plant for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

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ATI to Build Additive Manufacturing Plant for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. has awarded ATI a contract to build an additive manufacturing facility supporting the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

The plant will be built in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is scheduled to be operational by mid-2024. It will be used to conduct large-format metal additive manufacturing, heat treating and machining, ATI said.

The company plans to expand the facility to extend its AM technology to finished component assembly.

ATI’s Forged Products and Specialty Materials divisions are expected to combine their capabilities for the effort.

Kim Fields, ATI president and chief operating officer, said the plant will meet customer demand for robust, sustainably produced materials and components.

According to Barb Staniscia, BPMI president and general manager, additive manufacturing supports faster ship construction, enhanced operational readiness and reduced costs.

BPMI is also working with Sintavia to erect an AM facility for the U.S. Navy program. Sintavia’s plant will be situated in Hollywood, Florida, and is meant to support the production of nuclear propulsion systems for submarines.

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