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Interview: Ivaldi CEO on 3D printing spare parts on-demand for the maritime industry

Interview: Ivaldi CEO on 3D printing spare parts on-demand for the maritime industry

Written by David

May 5, 2019

The maritime industry isn’t the first that comes to mind when you think of additive manufacturing (AM) innovation. Until last year, the application of the technology in the field has been fairly limited; RAMLAB at the Port of Rotterdam completed the installation of the world’s first certified 3D printed propellor onto a seafaring vessel back in November and Danish 3D printing company, Create It Real established a pilot project with the Green Ship of the Future consortium to explore printing on board ships. However, with the standard lifetime of a vessel spanning decades and a global network delivering billions of tonnes of cargo to ports each year, a new company aiming to offer part replacement as part of a digital service, Ivaldi Group , believes the sector is ripe for disruption. Earlier this week, the company validated its Parts Replacement as a Service (PRaaS) model in a major partnership […]

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