ABS sanctions additive manufactured spare parts for marine sector

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), along with Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers, has finished the testing of additive manufactured (AM) spare parts on board the oil tanker Polar Endeavour.

As part of the joint development project (JDP), parts produced by AM or 3D printing were deployed on the oil tanker six months ago.

This has now secured ABS’ approval as the AM spare parts were found to be in good working condition.

In February, the project was initiated with the...


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