Category Archives: Transport

NAVSEA approves first metal 3D printed shipboard component for U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has approved the first 3D printed part, a prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly, for shipboard installation. “This install marks a significant advancement in the Navy’s ability to make parts on demand and combine NAVSEA’s strategic goal of on-time delivery of ships and submarines while maintaining a […]

GE Transportation to introduce 250 3D printed locomotive parts by 2025

According to reports in UK rail industry authority the Railway Gazette GE is looking to apply additive manufacturing to components for its locomotives. If all goes according to plan, this could mean that in the next seven years GE Transportation will have an inventory of up to 250 3D printed train components. A pilot initiative for 3D […]

GE Transportation to introduce 250 3D printed locomotive parts by 2025

According to reports in UK rail industry authority the Railway Gazette GE is looking to apply additive manufacturing to components for its locomotives. If all goes according to plan, this could mean that in the next seven years GE Transportation will have an inventory of up to 250 3D printed train components. A pilot initiative for 3D […]

Siemens installs Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D printer in new Rail Service Center

Siemens Mobility, the transportation division of German conglomerate Siemens, has installed a Stratasys Fortus 450mc Production 3D Printer at its newly established digital rail maintenance center. Located in Dortmund, Germany the Siemens Mobility RRX Rail Service Center will use additive manufacturing technologies to aid in train maintenance. “Every train has to go through maintenance several […]

DNV GL launches Approval of Manufacturer scheme for maritime 3D printing

International classification society DNV GL, responsible for publishing the first classification guideline for additive manufacturing in the maritime and oil & gas industries, has released a class approval of manufacturer (AoM) program for 3D printing manufacturers. Also the first of its kind, the AoM program, in accordance with the DNV GL rule requirements, will validate […]

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 […]

Can 3D printing reinvent the bicycle? Latest innovations from Reynolds and AREVO

Reynolds, a UK manufacturer of bicycle frames and components, is using metal 3D printing technology to develop a range of customizable stainless steel and titanium frame-parts. With this range, Reynolds will streamline production processes for frame builders in the cycling industry. Additively manufactured bespoke bicycles With over a century of experience, Reynolds has seen the […]

VEEM partners with Aurora Labs to utilize large scale 3D metal printing

VEEM, the Australian manufacturer of high technology marine propulsion and stabilization systems, and Aurora Labs, a metal 3D printer manufacturer, have signed a five-year agreement to explore the uses of Aurora Labs’ 3D printing and large format technology. This collaboration will potentially deliver cost and efficiency savings for the manufacture of VEEM’s specialist technology, which […]

VEEM partners with Aurora Labs to utilize large scale 3D metal printing

VEEM, the Australian manufacturer of high technology marine propulsion and stabilization systems, and Aurora Labs, a metal 3D printer manufacturer, have signed a five-year agreement to explore the uses of Aurora Labs’ 3D printing and large format technology. This collaboration will potentially deliver cost and efficiency savings for the manufacture of VEEM’s specialist technology, which […]

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, […]