maritime 3D printing

Thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen Begin Production of 3D Printed Ship Parts

Steel conglomerate Thyssenkrupp has formalized its joint venture with shipping maintenance firm Wilhelmsen. The firms signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture to 3D print parts for…

Equinor Uses Offshore Drone Delivery for 3D Printed Spare Parts

3D printing has been connected to numerous other progressive technologies—many of which are evolving on parallel paths, and often intersecting too. Drones are a good example, as they often seem…

$5M Navy Contract Goes to UMaine and Navatek to Advance Maritime 3D Printing

The University of Maine’s (UMaine) Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) has achieved world records in 3D printing over the last year, and has been an example of how successful…

Network Established to Further Maritime 3D Printing

Maritime Network for 3D Printing is a German cooperation network on a mission to integrate digital fabrication into the naval realm. Their organization is centered around research studies as well…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 16, 2020

We’ve got news about 3D printers in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as BigRrep has shipped its 500th large-format 3D printer. Peopoly is developing new 3D printers for its Phenom…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 12, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got materials news, then some collaborations and an education story to share. First, KRAIBURG TPE is examining if its thermoplastic elastomers are suitable…

Thyssenkrupp Teams Up with Shipping Giant to 3D Print Spare Maritime Parts

German steel giant thyssenkrupp is continuing its unique AM strategy—that of tackling niche markets and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)—with a maritime-focused partnership. Together with Wilhelmsen, one of…

SLM Solutions Helping to Create Guidelines for 3D Printing Spare Parts in Oil, Gas, & Maritime Industries

Last January, 11 companies – now at a total of 16 – began working together on two aligned Joint Innovation Projects (JIPs). Their objective – collaborate in developing a guideline…

Why the Maritime Industry Should Embrace 3D Printing for Spare Parts

In an article entitled “Is it Time for the Maritime Industry to Embrace 3D Printed Spare Parts?” a pair of authors argues that the shipping industry could benefit from 3D…

Singapore Announces Plans for First Portside 3D Printing Facility

Singapore has been heavily pursuing 3D printing in the past couple of years, and now the country has announced that it will be creating the world’s first 3D printing facility…

DNV GL Releases First Class Approval of Manufacturer Program For 3D Printing Manufacturers

For safety purposes, it’s important to follow rules, regulations, standards, and guidelines set down by various agencies when it comes to 3D printing. Just like 3D printed implants and pharmaceuticals…

Titomic and Fincantieri Australia Sign Material Science Testing Agreement for Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing

3D printing company Titomic, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and well-known for its innovative Kinetic Fusion technology, has recently been announcing multiple new collaborations, including agreements with a golf company and a mining…

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes Create First 3D Printed Military Propeller Blade

3D printing is making an impact on the maritime industry, which is no small feat considering the number of regulations involved in making anything that can actually be used in…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 12, 2018

Get ready, we have a lot of news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, running the gamut from metal powder 3D printing and new software to…

Titomic Brings Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing to Marine Sector with New Fincantieri Agreement

Over the last several months, Australia-based metal 3D printing company Titomic has been keeping busy, announcing new executives and collaborations with both a mining and oil & gas engineering services company…

French-Australian Research Collaboration Centers on Metallic 3D Printing and Marine Propellers

3D printing is often used for applications in the maritime and naval fields, and now a research collaboration on marine technologies between institutes in Australia and France is hoping to further…

NAMIC Holds Additive Manufacturing Summit, Continues to Build Singapore’s 3D Printing Economy

Singapore has a booming maritime industry, one that has only been enhanced of late by 3D printing. The country has been aggressively pursuing the technology in its marine sector, and…

Port of Rotterdam Charting a Course to Digitization with 3D Printing, IBM’s IoT Technologies, Digital Twin

Ports are an important part of the local and global economy, as over 85% of all globally traded goods have traveled on a ship at least once. The largest port…

DNV GL Introduces First Classification Guideline for 3D Printing

DNV GL is a quality assurance and risk management company that helps businesses obtain safety and sustainability through classification, certification, and other services to a wide range of industries, including the…

Green Ship of the Future Consortium Explores Maritime 3D Printing and IP

The Green Ship of the Future consortium is dedicated to improving the sustainability of the maritime industry. One of the consortium’s goals is emission-free maritime transport, which it is pursuing using…

After Successful Testing and Verification, 3D Printed WAAMpeller is Introduced to the Public

After over half a year of hard work, the 3D printed WAAMpeller – the first-ever ship’s propeller to be class-approved – has finally been verified and unveiled to the public…

US Coast Guard Researching Ways to Use 3D Printing to Improve Mission Readiness

The US Navy has used 3D printing technology on numerous occasions: to develop a missile component, a submarine hull, and a small clip to keep the clasps of handheld radios…

Boat and Ship Industry Ideal for 3D Printer R&D Tax Credits

The boat and ship industry is characterized by numerous boatyards, shipyards, and marinas that for natural reasons are often located in remote coastal areas. Although many boat and ship components…