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ABS accepts 3D models for class surveys

The US-based classification society, ABS recently informed that successfully completed a successful pilot project using 3D digital models for class surveys. Through this initiative, ABS becomes the first in Industry that accepts 3D models for class surveys.

New industry’s 3D printing project launched

3D printing of metallic components has significant potential for maritime and offshore industry applications. In this context, the online procurement firm in marine equipment, ShipParts.com, has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) with the aim to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. 

3D printed parts delivered to Berge Bulk ship

Wilhelmsen announced that it delivered 3D printed parts to Berge Bulk vessel, with scupper plugs being one of the part categories. This delivery is part of a Wilhelmsen’s program for on-demand additive manufacturing, while parts in this program are being monitored in close collaboration with DNV GL.

Keppel O&M uses 3D printing for offshore grade materials

Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M) is using a 3D printing technology to produce high-value components for the offshore industry, with the technology accelerating production times, resulting to projects being quicker completed.

Wilhelmsen launches early adopter program

Carnival Maritime, Thome Ship Management, OSM Maritime Group, Berge Bulk, Executive Ship Management and lastly Wilhelmsen Ship Management, came together  for the establishment of  Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products project. The above-mentioned early adopters, goal to follow the increasing demands of the additive manufacturing.

3D printed boat awarded with Guinness world record

The University of Maine System Advanced Structures and Composites Center was awarded with three World Records on Oct. 10 for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat.

Chances arising from testing additive manufacturing

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions used additive manufacturing (AM) in order to create a crucial component for an inert gas system; In this technological step, DNV GL assisted in a time when initial production prototypes displayed an unexpected characteristic. 

DNV GL and NTU Singapore partner for 3D printing advances

DNV GL and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, are supporting academic advances in additive manufacturing, the process of 3D printing – for the maritime, oil and gas and other industries, through a four-year research collaboration agreement. The research collaboration will focus on developing industry standards, quality assurance processes, certification and supply chain tracking for the additive manufacturing sector.

Watch: First ever 3D printed crane hook for offshore vessel

Huisman informed that it delivered the first ever class certified, 3D-printed crane hooks. The 3D-printed hooks were certified following load testing at more than double their safe working load. The hooks are certified for offshore use based on ABS standards. The OOS Serooskerke will be the first ship to have a 3D-printed crane hook installed.

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