||<p>The Ministry of Defence recognises the importance of 3D printing in the UK manufacturing
sector and is taking into account related research when developing manufacturing policy.
We will support the commercialisation of new technologies such as 3D printing and
work with defence suppliers to review requirements and develop manufacturing technologies
that can benefit shipbuilding.</p><p>We judge that 3D printing could have future benefit
to the shipbuilding and wider defence sector.</p>