Shipping Bureau Releases AM Guidance Notes

September 5, 2018

3d printing of marine and offshore materials and equipmentThe American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has released its Guidance Notes on Additive Manufacturing, establishing a consistent approach to three-dimensional printing of marine and offshore materials and equipment. It defines the processes, including directed-energy deposition, powder-bed fusion and binder jetting as well as a procedure for qualifying additive manufactured parts. The qualification process accommodates flexible fabrication enabling a single additive manufacturing system to produce a wide range of parts, while maintaining repeatable results and allowing for regular evaluation.

“In crafting this guidance, we recognized the importance of flexibility in additive manufacturing and outlined a process that allows for swift changes and alterations without affecting the ultimate quality,” says Demetri Stroubakis, ABS director of material and equipment.
Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing, Binder jetting
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