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TMS to Use 3D Printers for Submarines

now come to the Kiel Fjord. It is planned to complete the transition by June 2020.Dr. Luis Alejandro Orellano, COO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems said: "3D printing opens up completely new potentials for us. In the design engineering, we no longer have to consider the limits of conventional manufacturing processes everywhere. In this way, we give our customers more freedom in the design of the boats."Orellano added: "At the same time, we can produce components faster and more cost-effectively. Bringing the necessary expertise and equipment to serve us in Kiel is the prerequisite for being

Thruster Design for Submersible Developers

wake-adapted optimizing design stage, a full blade shape is generated. The blades must then be incorporated with a hub (that can have many different types of shaft attachments), with fillets and other details added during a 3D CAD process. There may also be additional considerations for specific manufacturing processes that will affect the shape, such as casting or milling. Development of the nozzle’s geometry is really little more than an annular (rotational) extrusion of a suitable foil profile.REQUIRED TOOLS FOR PROPULSOR DESIGNA typical thruster designer’s workbench will include the following

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Renewables: Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval in India

;s other production facilities around the world.“The scope of DNV GL’s Shop Approval standard goes well beyond the typical product certification. We are pleased to provide Ingeteam with this certificate, which is testament to their uncompromising commitment to quality in manufacturing processes,” concluded Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President, Renewables Certification at DNV GL

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Baker Hughes is Exploring Advanced Manufacturing with AFRC

latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations.Joining the research center as a tier one member, BHGE will work with the AFRC’s team of engineers and researchers to improve its manufacturing processes and delivery of services. Using its expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, the AFRC will help BHGE identify opportunities to cut costs and cycle time, while extending the lifespan of oilfield equipment required for operations in increasingly high temperature and extreme pressure environments

BIRNS Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

BIRNS, Inc., designer and manufacturer of lighting and connector systems, announced that its Quality Management System is now certified to ISO 9001:2015 by DNV GL.The company recently underwent an audit of its business and manufacturing processes, and completed the certification to the new standard as of May of this year.The new ISO 9001:2015 standard has a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes, an emphasis on leadership involvement and demonstrated commitment to understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties, with the result of continual

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Interview: Antony Croston, Trelleborg Offshore

technology, the material is lighter and thinner than our first-generation material. Both versions are used to protect personnel and equipment by providing time to evacuate people, close down critical equipment and for responders to gain control of a fire. The newly formulated compound allows for manufacturing processes such as extrusion and press molding that could not be done previously, enabling us to better support our customer’s project needs and reduce both costs and lead time.(Photo: Trelleborg)When you look at today’s offshore oil and gas market, where do you see Trelleborg’s best

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South Bay Cable Celebrates 60

set of challenges including designing to withstand external hydrostatic pressure, water migration, fish bite protection and mechanical requirements. South Bay’s engineers identified materials which were best suited for this diverse product range, and their production department refined the manufacturing processes.    By the early 1970s South Bay Cable was designing and building cable for many of the pioneering companies in underwater technology. South Bay provided the interior and exterior cables for the U.S. Navy deep-dive personnel transfer capsule, created Sea Plow’s umbilical

Piezo Kinetics Acquires CTG’s Ceramics Division

;   Currently, Piezo Kinetics develops, manufactures and tests standardized piezoelectric ceramic shapes which have numerous applications in durable goods. The acquisition of the CTG Ceramics Division, combined with Piezo Kinetics’ state-of-the-art facility and vertically oriented manufacturing processes, will allow Piezo Kinetics to expand their current flexibility and responsiveness to new and current customers

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MTR100: Valeport Ltd.

innovation is the rapidCTD, which was developed primarily to interface with Teledyne Oceanscience RapidCAST winch and allows oceanographic data to be profiled from a moving vessel without compromising the quality of the data.   Valeport retains all aspects of the development and manufacturing processes in house, allowing the company complete control over every aspect of its products. In 2013 Valeport invested $3.6 million to expand into a purpose built 16,000sq.ft facility which houses the entire production facility with a fully equipped CNC workshop, state of the art calibration laboratory

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3D Printed Prototypes for Kraken

a new product at a trade show and needed a prototype fast.  Manufacturing the parts for their sensors via traditional fabrication methods would have taken too long and be too costly to meet their tradeshow deadline.  Compounding this was the complexity of the parts, which conventional manufacturing processes may not have been able to make fast enough.  Kraken needed an alternative manufacturing solution.   Enter Axis Prototypes, a Canadian company with 15 years of experience in different fields like jewelry, aerospace, military, dental and art which led Kraken Sonar to partner for

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