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3D printing project for maritime parts awaiting delivery

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.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The machine has been under development since September 2017 is expected to be delivered in mid-2018. It will be operated by a new company founded by Royal Roos for its 3D printing activities, Royal3D.

Alongside the prototype machine Royal Roos will manage engineering of the printer frame and table itself, and aims to develop specific 3D printable applications for the maritime industry.

The machine will employ Continuous Fibre Additive Manufacturing (CFAM) technology, which adds a continuous carbon or glass fibre to the granulate used, chosen from a variety of thermoplastics, to considerably increase the strength of the material.

An internal heating mechanism prevents the new part from warping or shrinking during printing and allows it to cool in a controlled manner.

Once up and running, Royal3D says it has three main goals. The first is to research and test which maritime products would be suitable to be manufactured in carbon reinforced plastics, while the second is to offer a 3D printing service for reinforced plastics to external clients.

Finally, the new company aims to add consultancy services to guide companies looking to develop their own projects in the field of 3D printing.{/mprestriction}

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