Category Archives: boats

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

DWS 3D printing brings yacht luxury to life in ambitious Italian project

Le Yacht Lodge is a hospitality complex designed for the luxurious lifestyle of the French Riviera. Essentially a floating hotel, the lodge is capable of accommodating multiple superyachts across three expansive jetties, and provides passengers with a virtually limitless view of the Mediterranean Sea. The brainchild of ship, yacht, automotive and architecture firm Garroni Design, […]