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3D Printed Production Tooling

  • Date:Tuesday, October 2
  • Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:Room 5/6
  • Session Type:Professional BoatBuilder Seminar
  • Session Code:201

3D printing isn't new, but until recently the technology has been costly enough to make it inaccessible to most boatbuilders, and where they did use it, it has been limited to small parts. Join us to review how Alliance MG worked with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to directly 3D print the world's largest production hull mold for a 34' production-built resin-infused catamaran, plus the challenges and solutions of pulling off their first successful infusion. The project manager, the composites expert, and a 3D printing technician will be on hand to recount their experiences with the project, and to share tips and thoughts of how the technology could be applied to shorten time to market and lower production costs for boatbuilders.