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This large, geometrically complex blade weighing over kg was produced under the framework of the Joint Laboratory of Marine technology , which aims to create qualified naval innovations for application in military shipbuilding.
The production of this propeller is part of longer roadmap to provide greater efficiency for ships at sea by improving performance-based areas such as propulsion and stealth. Currently in the proof of concept phase of production, this project intends to use its unique propeller blade to demonstrate the capabilities within additive manufacturing, in particular, the WAAM process, for large and elaborate parts. The WAAM process applies a robotic welding arm which uses an electric arc plasma beam on metal wire feedstock, in this case aluminum-copper alloy, to fabricate 3D objects.
This process also has the ability to print on existing surfaces such as the center of a propeller. Centrale Nantes utilized its industrial capabilities as well as its expertise in trajectory generation and additive manufacturing to help produce the propeller blade. It allows for new designs, weight savings, lower manufacturing costs. As a solution to the design limitations of traditional manufacturing, metal additive manufacturing has proven its worth within the naval and military industries.
Previously, the Netherlands-based additive manufacturing field lab, RAMLAB revealed its first ship propellor component produced using the WAAM process along with subtractive machining that will aid in the rapid repair of large naval ships. Furthermore, 3D Systems , an industrial equipment provider based in San Francisco, announced a collaboration with the U. Keep up with the latest in additive manufacturing by subscribing to the 3D Printing Industry newsletter.
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