Tag: <span>3D printing</span>

ClassNK releases guidelines for 3D printing
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ClassNK releases guidelines for 3D printing

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) that summarise the approval requirements for metallic marine equipment by additive manufacturing technology as part of its effort to meet the industry’s demand for a third-party certification for marine equipment manufactured with an advanced technology. Additive manufacturing technology is a method for manufacturing by laminating...

Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker
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Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts onboard the oil tanker Endeavor. Traditionally, parts used in shipbuilding and repair are manufactured via casting or forging techniques. For this project, the consortium aimed to utilise Additive Manufacturing (AM) to fabricate three types of parts that...

BV certifies new-generation 3D printed propeller
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BV certifies new-generation 3D printed propeller

Bureau Veritas (BV) has certified a new-generation 3D printed propeller manufactured by Naval Group. The propeller has been manufactured with a 3D metal printing process and features a 2.5-metre span supported by five 200-kg blades. Mounted on a Tripartite-class minehunter, the propeller will now accompany the ship on all of its operational missions. The propeller...

Bureau Veritas, 3DMF, and POSH form consortium to drive 3D printing
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Bureau Veritas, 3DMF, and POSH form consortium to drive 3D printing

Bureau Veritas (BV), 3D Metal Forge (3DMF) and PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) have been awarded co-funding for their joint industry project (JIP) on additive manufacturing for the maritime sector. This project is one of 11 digitalisation projects awarded Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) co-funding by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). MPA...

Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp launch 3D printing joint venture
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Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp launch 3D printing joint venture

Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division and thyssenkrupp have signed a joint venture letter of intent to re-examine and optimise the production and delivery process of 3D printed spare parts for the maritime market. The new venture follows on from Wilhelmsen’s 3DP Early Adopter Program that was launched in December 2019. The program gives customers exclusive access...

Optimising spare part procurement
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Optimising spare part procurement

We spoke with Roy Yap, chief growth officer at ShipParts.com, to find out how the online procurement platform for marine equipment is helping the industry to eliminate the inefficiencies of spare parts purchase and delivery.  The problem with spare part procurement today Operating and running a safe, compliant, and cost-efficient vessel requires each part or...

Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project
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Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project

Online procurement company for marine equipment ShipParts.com has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The agreement aims to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. The SGD$350,000 project, partly subsidised by the...

Berge Bulk receives 3D printed parts from Wilhelmsen
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Berge Bulk receives 3D printed parts from Wilhelmsen

Berge Mafadi, a Berge Bulk vessel has received the world’s first commercial delivery of 3D printed scupper plugs, as part of Wilhelmsen’s Early Adopter Program. The program, where customers have exclusive access to on-demand additive manufacturing was launched by Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division in December 2019. Customers include Berge Bulk, Carnival Maritime, Thome Ship Management, OSM...

LR certifies Keppel for 3D printing
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LR certifies Keppel for 3D printing

The additive manufacturing (AM) technology would enable Keppel to print high-value components for offshore products with significantly faster production times and more economically. Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has received certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for 3D printing of offshore grade materials. In partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the A*STAR...

Wilhelmsen launches early adopter program for 3D printed spare parts
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Wilhelmsen launches early adopter program for 3D printed spare parts

Carnival Maritime, Thome Ship Management, OSM Maritime Group, Berge Bulk, Executive Ship Management and Wilhelmsen Ship Management have signed up to Wilhelmsen’s 3DP printing early adopter program (EAP) to begin utilising on-demand additive manufacturing. Wilhelmsen’s new 3D printing program, which was recently launched in Singapore, is part of an ongoing cooperation with with Ivaldi Group...

LR launches competition for 3D printed boat hull
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LR launches competition for 3D printed boat hull

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is partnering with Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), Autodesk, ST Engineering’s Electronic sector and AML3D to launch a global design competition offering a first prize of S$30,000 (c£17,500) to the winner of the best innovative design idea for a 3D printed rescue boat hull.  This will be the first ever...

DNV GL approves thyssenkrupp for 3D printing
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DNV GL approves thyssenkrupp for 3D printing

DNV GL has issued type approval to the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing for maritime and general industrial applications. The approval marks the first time a producer of 3D printed parts for maritime applications has obtained manufacturer approval from DNV GL. Certification for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will allow the company to continue working closely with international...