3D Printing, a Powerful Tool
Already in frequent use in many other industries, additive manufacturing, or 3D printing has begun making inroads into the nautical sector, constituting a powerful tool for designing and building components.
In this edition, you’ll travel to the port of Rotterdam to discover RAMLAB, the first field lab equipped with 3D metal printers to serve maritime and port-related industries. While the America’s Cup has long been a laboratory for new technological developments, 3D printing is becoming another important weapon in the combat for “the Auld Mug.”
We also spoke to Marc Van Peteghem, co-founder of the French naval architecture firm VPLP, one of the world’s most highly regarded in offshore racing today. Their latest triumph—designing the foiling monohull which sailed to victory in the latest Vendée Globe. As a bonus, you’ll get a taste of some of the most impressive yachts displayed under the Florida sun during the Miami International Boat Show earlier this month.