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3D printing technology can be used to manufacture spare parts for ships

Date:2016-09-06 Hits:404
3D printing technology can be used to manufacture spare parts for ships


It is understood that the shipbuilding industry is still downturn, for the shipping companies,undoubtedly, cost is one of the most appropriate approach. During the Container in ship voyage, it’s difficult to rapid and convenient obtain the low-cost replacement service with short-term if the ship accessories damaged. 3D printing seems to be a perfect solution. 


Some Container ship of Maersk already installed 3D Printer. Although these printers can only print using PLA, ABS thermoplastics have some limited. but the company is investigating the use of other types of printed material and the possibility of future utilization. Ms. Martha Rehnberg Introduced.

"Our idea is that we only need to send design drawings to the ship, the crew simply press the 'Print' button and within a few hours you can get the required components." Ms.Martha Rehnberg expected, with falling prices and advances in technology, 3D printers will play an irreplaceable role in maritime transport.