On-Demand, High-Rate Additive Manufacturing for Ship/Maritime Repair

  • Wei Ya (Speaker)
  • Kelvin Hamilton (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


    As additive manufacturing (AM) gains greater industrial exposure, there's a drive toward defining practical, high-value processes and products. Defining viable business cases is critical to ensure successful technology adoption. Focusing on the marine industry and using a "propeller" as a familiar marine object for a case study, we'll explore 4 different design/manufacturing iterations aimed at highlighting the opportunities that AM offers. By fabricating these 4 components with wire and arc additive, a considerable portion of the process chain will be revealed from both hardware and software perspectives. We'll be exploring the designs and investigating design features facilitated by AM; looking at preparing these components for manufacture; seeing how these components are built considering the distortion and stress, geometric fidelity, and thermal management; and, finally, looking at post-processing techniques to bring these components to final form.
    Period14 Nov 201716 Nov 2017
    Event titleAU Las Vegas 2017: The Future of Making Things
    Event typeConference
    LocationLas Vegas, United States, NevadaShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Additive Manufacturing (AM)
    • WAAM