Category Archives: RAMLAB

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes print full-scale propeller blade for military applications

Naval Group, a French industrial group focusing on naval defence and marine renewable energy, and Centrale Nantes engineering school have successfully 3D printed their first full-scale propeller blade demonstrator using the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. This large, geometrically complex blade weighing over 300kg was produced under the framework of the Joint Laboratory of Marine technology, […]

INTERVIEW: 3D printing for maritime maintenance and repair with DNV GL

This week NAMIC’s 5th additive manufacturing summit will address the use of industrial 3D printing for the maritime and energy sectors. Joining the event is DNV GL, an accredited registrar and classification society headquartered near Oslo, Norway. DNV GL provides services for 13,175 vessels and mobile offshore units (MOUs) giving the enterprise a global market […]

INTERVIEW: Maritime 3D printing with RAMLAB and Semcorp Marine

3D printing for the maritime and energy industries is the focus of NAMIC’s 5th additive manufacturing summit later this month. Taking place in Singapore, the Maritime and Energy AM Summit is organized by the country’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), an organization focused on developing a collaborative and innovative ecosystem for additive manufacturing. At […]

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 […]

Netherlands Royal Navy using Artec 3D scanners for reverse engineering

Since May, Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine (MKM), the material and asset maintenance company of the Netherlands Royal Navy, has been using Artec 3D scanners to scan a range of the Netherlands’ naval craft and reverse engineer the complex parts within them. The company made use of Artec’s structured light “Eva” and “Space Spider” scanners for the […]

Damen Shipyards release further details about world’s first 3D printed propeller

The Damen Shipyards Group, headquartered in Gorinchem, Netherlands, has given an update on the progress of its 3D printed tugboat propeller. Nicknamed “WAAMpeller” the project has is been in development since April 2017, and is the product of a venture between the Damen shipbuilders, RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas. Rotterdam’s maritime innovation dock WAAMpeller […]

RAMLAB des Hafen Rotterdams präsentiert erste 3D-gedruckte Schiffsschraube – Update

Das Port of Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab (RAMLAB), welches vergangenes Jahr gegründet wurde, hat in Zusammenarbeit mit Autodesk die erste Schiffskomponente mittels Additiver Fertigung hergestellt. 29.04.2017: Der Schiffspropeller ist in einem Hybrid-Fertigungsprozess entstanden der Wire & Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) – basierend auf dem Prinzip des Lichtbogenschweißens – mit subtraktiven Verfahren wie CNC-Fräsen und Schleifmethoden kombiniert. Rotterdam ist Europas größter […]

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