World’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller unveiled

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Propeller WAAM peller source: Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group

Netherlands 30 Nov 2017| 20:44 (GMT+1)

World’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller unveiled

Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is th

The five-company partnership started pooling their collective resources and knowledge to develop the world’s first 3D printed ship’s propeller seven months ago. Promarin provided the design of the triple-blade propeller. The Port of Rotterdam’s RAMLAB (Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing LAB) carried out fabrication using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) techniques, supported by Autodesk’s expertise in software, robotics and additive manufacturing. Damen provided Research and Development r...
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