Additive Manufacturing for the Maritime Industry
30th April 2019 — 3 pm BST | 10 am EDT
Following the success of the previous AM Focus webinars, 3dpbm is bringing the fourth installment in the series. Sailing the seas of AM applications for the maritime and the marine industries, the webinar will also be touching upon adjacent segments such as oil and gas. In this voyage, we will be steered toward land by some of the leading stakeholders of this fascinating vertical segment of AM. We will discuss some of the key hardware, materials and applications that are putting steam into the AM engine for maritime and marine part production. It’s completely free to join and all registrants will receive a video recording of the entire session, directly to their inboxes.
Presenting interesting case studies on AM for maritime industry applications, leaders in the field will explore the true potential of this market segment. You will hear from Valeria Tirelli, CEO of the highly specialized metal 3D printing service Aidro, about key applications of metal PBF for the yachting industry. In addition, Steve Camilleri, CTO of the Australian large format blown powder AM system manufacturer Spee3d, will discuss the specific applications of this unique technology in the marine industry. Finally, Daniel Cevola, Co-founder of OCORE, will show us how their unique composite extrusion technology was used to produce an entire sailing boat hull.
The maritime industry—which comprises shipping companies, ships manufacturing, and port authorities—has slowly begun to undergo a digital transformation with an increasing interest in automation. Not until very recently, however, did the digital transformation in the maritime industry apply to manufacturing—and specifically to additive manufacturing processes. Marine (rather than maritime) applications were somewhat faster in adopting AM: this segment, which includes racing boats (especially in the America’s Cup, where technological advancements and weight containment are major issues), as well as luxury yachts have already begun opening up to these technologies for production of small part batches or custom components.
What are the business perspectives and what is the potential of AM in the maritime industry? Which are going to be the key applications (and standards) that will define how key maritime stakeholders will implement AM in their specific business segment? Which are the key elements driving adoption of AM in the maritme industry? Is it a search for better-performing parts or is it a matter of on-demand, low batch, mold-less production and part replacement/obsolescence management? We will answer these and many other questions. Don’t forget to register by signing up below.