AM for Marine

The Additive Manufacturing Advantage

The appliance of 3D print in the maritime market is divided into 3 categories:

Concept Visualisation

• Accelerate your product design phase. Scaled and real, tangible digital image visualisation

• Design for performance without traditional limitations

• Customise endlessly and validate for engineering

Prototyping

• Shorten production times for revolutionary ideas and enhance quality with rapid validation prototyping and testing

• Accelerate early stages of development with quick and inexpensive functionality testing

• Customise options based on OEM needs and enable brand differentiation

Production and LV Manufacturing

• Shrink your supply chain with low cost solutions including on demand and low volume production

• Customise batches with minimal loss from design changes

• Deliver extreme precision and unfailing endurance from design freedom

• Increase efficiencies and reduce costs with rapid, precise tooling options for vac casting, injection moulding and silicone moulding

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SLA in the Marine Sector

Concept Visualisation

Customization is the norm in the maritime industry as most ships are produced as one-of-a-kind and/or for a specific purpose. Large print areas on SLA machines enable marine design engineers to produce robust, superbly finished, finely detailed concept models for visualization purposes.

Validation Prototyping

SLA lends itself well to improving product design at the innovation and product development stages. Print economical mock-ups, customized designs for specific operational platforms, and test structural designs such as honeycomb lattices, to enhance strength without adding bulk.

Pre-production

SLA is the perfect solution to low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required.

Applications

Aesthetic prototypes such as consoles, lenses, grips, jigs and fixtures, tooling, panels, and low end production runs for interior build-outs.

SLS in the Marine Sector

Validation Prototyping

Creating surrogate parts to check form and fit, particularly for applications requiring high temperatures and high levels of strength and durability. SLS enables the engineer to design parts with variable wall thicknesses to increase strength to weight ratios.

Pre-production

SLS can help with low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required. SLS is also ideal for the creation of jigs and fixtures for pre-production parts.

Applications

Prototyping for heat resistant functional parts; ducting and bellows; complex interlocking parts in very low volumes.

FFF in the Marine Sector

Validation Prototyping

Check form and fit for cockpit and on-deck applications requiring high levels of strength and durability.

Production

FFF, reinforced with Kevlar, carbon or Fiberglass, produces strong, lightweight, end-use parts with considerable costs and time savings.

Applications

Fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, which need to be stiff and strong, and durable; one-off functional parts such as electronics housings, gear paddles and handles.

DLS in the Marine Sector

Cut production costs with parts on demand

We know that if you are to win that race to market, you also need to be able to create high-strength production parts in a tight time frame. Or, you’ll need to flex your supply chain with end-use parts on demand. They’ll comprise complex geometries yet need to be tough enough to endure the rigors of the seas, including salt and sand erosion.

We can help you deliver on value and on economies of scale. Our revolutionary additive manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis™ opens up exciting production and customisation opportunities. It produces parts with all the qualities of injection moulded plastics without the tooling costs. It offers an array of specially formulated materials, from rigid, fire-resistant polyurethanes to ultra-impact absorbent elastomers.

Production

Print end-use parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties. Multiple parts provide scale economics, including customized functional knobs, electrical casing.

Applications

Winch and furling drum components; console trim, buttons, brackets, mounts; winch, door and hatch handles; seals, pintles, gudgeons, impellers, clips and cleats.