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3D printer helps launch new line of boats

3D printer helps launch new line of boats

Written by David

February 8, 2019

The tooling for the mold of the new TAHOE fiberglass boat was 3D-printed and finish-machined in 10 days. White River Marine Group ( WRMG ) recently introduced the TAHOE T16, a 16-foot fiberglass craft designed to be light–making it easier to tow–and relatively inexpensive. The Springfield, Mo., boatbuilder credits Thermwood Corp. ’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine for helping it achieve its goals. WRMG, the marine manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, worked with Thermwood to custom-print the tooling used to make the mold for the boat’s hull. Reportedly, the tooling represents the first time additive manufacturing has been used for boat production at this scale. It led to greater efficiency during planning, designing, and construction of the T16, according to a press release. The process Welcome to the future Thermwood printed the master pattern for the boat hull at its Development/Demonstration Labs in Dale, Ind. The pattern […]

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