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The biggest waves in maritime additive manufacturing

The biggest waves in maritime additive manufacturing

Written by David

April 22, 2019

The maritime industry may not yet be at the same stage as, say, the aerospace or automotive industries in terms of additive manufacturing adoption, but there have been some tangible steps on the parts of shipping companies, ship manufacturers and port authorities to explore and accelerate the use of maritime additive manufacturing applications. On the marine side, as well, additive manufacturing is increasingly being used to produce custom or small batch components for yachts and sailboats. As with any new technology adoption, the maritime and marine segments are currently experiencing a lot of “firsts” with 3D printing. As part of our AM Focus this month, we’re going to take a look at some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing announcements in the intersecting maritime and AM sectors. Newport News delivers first metal 3D printed for U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries In February 2018, Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport […]

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