This paper presents the current status of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D-printing, and its relevance for the maritime construction sector. This technology radically changes supply chains, product designs and production in comparable industries, thanks to benefits such as on-demand localized production and form freedom. However, cost-effectiveness, gaps in knowledge, high technology variance and lack of standardization limit adaptation within the maritime construction sector. Especially for large scale additive manufacturing research gaps exist in the structural area. Models for analysis of design and production are also needed to clarify the business case.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on High-Performance Marine Vehicles (HIPER 2016)|
|Publisher||Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||HIPER 2016: 10th Symposium on High-Performance Marine Vehicles - Cortona, Italy|
Duration: 17 Oct 2016 → 19 Oct 2016
|Conference||HIPER 2016: 10th Symposium on High-Performance Marine Vehicles|
|Period||17/10/16 → 19/10/16|