Naval Group and Central Nantes 3D Print Full-Scale Propeller BladeJune 26, 2018
French naval defense specialist Naval Group and engineering school Centrale Nantes have successfully 3D printed their first full-scale propeller blade prototype for military applications using the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process.
“Printing this demonstrator is a major step towards the manufacture of innovative propellers by additive manufacturing (AM)," says Vincent Geiger, director of Naval Group’s Naval Research Technology Research Center.
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