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3D Printing Shipbuilding

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:16 am
by JK
This just blows me away!
a focus of the innovation center will be on developing cutting-edge shipbuilding and industrial robot manufacturing technologies.

In total, the Ulsan Center aims to localize the production of at least 15 key ship components by the end of 2015 and a total of 165 within the next three years. It is estimated that the localized manufacturing of these parts through additive manufacturing methods will save Korean shipbuilders an average of nearly $2 billion per year.



http://www.3ders.org/articles/20150720-hyundai-heavy-industries-opens-up-3d-printing-shipbuilding-innovatinon-center.html

Re: Hyundai Heavy opens up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:33 am
by Big Pete
The "Replicator" of Sci Fi. First the 3D scan then press "Print" and there you are, Chateau Briande Steak with a Chateau Neufe Du Pape. Or a new robot, whatever your preference. I believe you can buy "domestic grade" 3D printers for less than a Laser Printer cost a few years ago, I can seem them replacing the Lathe in ER workshops, just have to get all the drawings from the makers and you could fabricate yourself a complete ship from the comfort of your armchair, maybe.

BP

Re: Hyundai Heavy opens up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:02 pm
by JollyJack
Like the choice of wine, Pete. :) I wonder how strong and how flexible a "printed" hull would be?

Re: Hyundai Heavy opens up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:59 am
by JK
it will be interesting to find out what parts they will print and the sizes.

Re: Hyundai Heavy opens up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:45 pm
by 3dtech
“Ulsan is the industrial capital of Korea, where per capita production and incomes are the nation’s highest, specializing in major heavy industries such as ship building, automotive and petrochemicals,” Park Geun-hye, Korea’s president, said during a congratulatory speech. “However, as Korean heavy industries are challenged by nearby countries’ technological advancements, I hope to see the Ulsan Center contribute to giving new life to existing industry by integrating ICT and making it a next-generation growth engine.”
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Siemens Produce 3D printed turbine blades

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:48 am
by JK
Siemens also tested a new blade design with what it said was a completely revised and improved internal cooling geometry manufactured using the AM technology


http://dieselgasturbine.com/printed-blades-siemens/#.WK16Y9fyupo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vtLtu4ZYsQ

Damen Shipyards develop first 3D printed ship propeller

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:09 am
by JK
The finished 3D printed propeller will be 1,300 mm in diameter and weigh 180kg.

https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/damen-shipyards-group-develop-first-3d-printed-ship-propeller-ramlab-113433/