Markforged, the leading provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, today announced Wärtsilä — a leading technology group servicing the marine and energy markets — has achieved a breakthrough with the development of a 3D printed composite lifting tool for its engines by using Markforged additive manufacturing technology. The tool has been designed, produced, and tested by Wärtsilä in its premises using the company’s Additive Manufacturing Network. The testing procedure was carried out in collaboration with international certification agency Bureau Veritas who has granted the tool Type Approval certification.

Collaboration with Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman, University of Akron intends to deliver guidance that could reduce maintenance costs for the U.S. military

3D Systems’ expertise in metals manufacturing and material science provides confidence to address corrosion difficulties common to naval sea system and other Department of Defense (DoD) platforms exposed to saltwater environments

More than 250 federal and state officials, business executives, University of Maine System leaders and community members were on hand to witness the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center receive three Guinness World Records on Oct. 10 for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat.

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