3D-Printing and the maritime construction sector

Jurrit Bergsma, M. van der Zalm, Jeroen Pruijn

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Symposium on High-Performance Marine Vehicles (HIPER 2016)
EditorsVolker Bertram
PublisherTechnische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventHIPER 2016: 10th Symposium on High-Performance Marine Vehicles - Cortona, Italy
Duration: 17 Oct 201619 Oct 2016


ConferenceHIPER 2016: 10th Symposium on High-Performance Marine Vehicles


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