DNV GL has issued type approval to the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing for maritime and general industrial applications. The approval marks the first time a producer of 3D printed parts for maritime applications has obtained manufacturer approval from DNV GL.
DNV GL has been appointed as the lead researcher of the first phase of a new Singapore-based program to study the feasibility of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, in the maritime industry.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced two new agreements to bring 3D printing capabilities to the port, having signed MoUs covering the creation of an additive manufacturing production facility for port applications, and the launch of a Joint Industry Programme (JIP) for additive manufacturing of marine parts.
RINA has released its ‘Guidelines for the certification of metallic products made by additive manufacturing’ for the marine Industry, to ensure that each step in the additive manufacturing process for items to be used in a maritime context is repeatable, documented and can be verified by a third party.
Netherlands-based marine engineering consultancy Royal Roos has entered into a cooperation agreement with 3D printer manufacturer CEAD to develop and build an industrial size CFAM 3D printer that will be capable of printing large parts for the maritime sector.
DNV GL reports that it has published the first classification guidelines for the use of additive manufacturing (AM), including 3D printing, in the maritime and oil & gas industries.
A 3D Printing firm focusing on creating items for the maritime industry is set to open at the Innovation Dock at the Port of Rotterdam, with RAMLAB to begin operating in December 2016.
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