First prototype of hybrid manufactured ship propeller completed at RAMLAB

tctmagazine | September 12, 2017

The first prototype of the world’s first certified hybrid manufactured ship propeller has been completed at the Port of Rotterdam’s RAMLAB facility. The result of a consortium of companies including Damen Shipyards Group, RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas, the triple-blade “WAAMpeller” is a 1,350mm diameter propeller and was manufactured in Nickel Aluminium Bronze (NAB) using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM). The technology uses a Valk welding system with Autodesk software and will be CNC milled at Autodesk’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham.

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