Category Archives: Marine

Titomic enters marine additive manufacturing MoU with Fincantieri Australia

Fincantieri Australia, a localized branch of international shipbuilding company Fincantieri has signed a 12-month Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with industrial metal additive manufacturing company Titomic. Within this new MoU, Titomic will asses the potential of its Titomic Kinetic Fusion metal 3D printing process applied to Fincantieri’s existing manufacturing facilities. “This agreement with Fincantieri marks a significant milestone […]

Taking 3D printing to the extreme – fiber reinforced PA6 is up to 250% stronger than ABS

Owens Corning, a leader in commercial and industrial construction industries, has developed the XSTRAND™  of composite 3D printer filaments to meet the demands of industrial, functional prototyping. In our previous profile on Owens Corning’s glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene (GF30-PP) we saw how 3D printed prototypes could stand up to the elements in a case study from […]

DNV GL launches offshore & marine 3D printing research center at Singapore’s NAMIC

Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)  has received a boost with the launch of a new research center and the construction of a nanofabrication facility for multi-disciplinary research. Global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has established a Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in the cluster.  Furthermore, a new nanofabrication facility under […]

DNV GL launches offshore & marine 3D printing research center at Singapore’s NAMIC

Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)  has received a boost with the launch of a new research center and the construction of a nanofabrication facility for multi-disciplinary research. Global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has established a Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in the cluster.  Furthermore, a new nanofabrication facility under […]

3D printing saves 17% on Navantia supertanker parts

3D printing for ships is gaining steam. In the U.S., the navy is holding a number of trials for both offshore and yard-based tooling and also investigating 3D printing spare parts. And wire-arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) has become increasingly used in the Netherlands for producing large, sea-faring and rig components. Now, Spanish ship builder Navantia has […]

Huisman’s 3D printed WAAM hook lifts 80,000 kg load

Huisman, a worldwide provider and manufacturer of heavy construction equipment headquartered in the Netherlands, has announced the the first successful load test of a 3D printed crane hook. For use in offshore lifting operations, the hook, which weighs approximately 1,000kg, was made using wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) – a method that is increasingly finding application in […]

DNV GL publishes first class guideline for maritime additive manufacturing

2017 has been a standout year for additive manufacturing in marine and offshore operations. Desktop 3D printers can now be found in shipyard workshops and aboard rigs, where engineers use them to prototype and make tools and spare parts. However, it is the rise of metal additive manufacturing that has started to cause a real […]

Create it REAL joins Denmark’s Green Ship of the Future 3D printing pilot

3D printing is to play an important role in the next generation of shipbuilding. A portion of Denmark’s Green Ship of the Future (GSF) project will rely on the help of 3D printers to transform the supply chain and one day create emission free boats. Joining a host of the maritime industry’s keys players on […]

Aurora Labs to certify metal 3D printed parts with DNV GL

In a new, non-binding agreement, global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL will develop a certification framework for metal parts made on Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) 3D printers. The system will ensure that all items made by the Australian company’s machines meet global manufacturing requirements, and are fit for purpose in oil & gas, power and […]

Thermwood’s LSAM process sets sail with 3D printed hull pattern

In a project spanning two weeks worth of working days, and 30 hours 3D printer time, Indiana’s Thermwood Corporation has completed a 3,000 lb (1,363 kg) pattern for the hull of a fiberglass motorboat. The watertight design is the product of a collaboration between polymer pigment and engineering firm Techmer PM, and mold specialist Marine Concepts, […]