Category Archives: Maritime

Interview: Ivaldi launches on demand 3D printing service for maritime sector with Wilhelmsen

Advanced and additive manufacturing service bureau Ivaldi Group has partnered with Wilhelmsen, the largest maritime network in the world. Operating from a new additive manufacturing facility in Singapore, Ivaldi will provide Wilhelmsen with on-demand spare part production for ships and other maritime equipment, potentially servicing upwards of 100 vessels per day. Speaking with Espen Sivertsen, CEO of […]

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 […]

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 […]