SCIFI Future - 3D Printed Boat

By Keith Thuerk | SCIFI Future | 7 Oct 2020


SCIFI Future - 3D Printed Boat

 

Although, additive manufacturing (AKA 3D printing) has been around longer than a decade the strides in the past few years have been huge!  Just last month a boat debuted at the Genoa Boat show. The boat is a fiberglass that was printed utilizing two KUKA Quantec High accurancy robots. "The robotic machines deposited continuous fibers infused with thermosetting resin to create the fiber-reinforced parts, which exhibited similar mechanical characteristics to that of unidirectional fiberglass. Once printed, the parts were joined together and laminated to produce a one-piece sandwich structure." 

The boat weighs 1764 pounds (800kg) it has measurements of 21.5 feet long (6.5m) by 8.2 feet wide (2.5m) the boat took two months to make.  The boat was code named MAMBO and won the special award in yachting from Monaco Yachting Cluster‘s board and took home the audience choice award for the 2020 Mark Challenge.  

I wonder how long before 3D printing brings about the fourth industrial revolution?

 

 

Enjoy the Journey!

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