Sea Asia
Additive Manufacturing in the Maritime Industry
Date: 9 April 2019
Location: Basement 2
Time: 1400 - 1430hrs
Presented by: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Speaker: Mei Yan Soh, Manager, Business Development, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)


Additive manufacturing (AM), the latest innovation in manufacturing, has the potential to shrink the supply chain and lead times for specialized and complex parts, introducing new efficiencies driven by design innovation, reduced manufacturing time, and improvements in part availability.

Las fall, ABS released guidance establishing a consistent approach to three-dimensional (3D) printing of marine and offshore materials and equipment. Central to this new guidance is developing a process that helps manufacturers create repeatable and reliable results. In developing this guidance, ABS recognized the importance of flexibility in additive manufacturing and outlined a process that allows for swift changes and alterations without affecting the ultimate quality.

In this presentation, ABS will discuss the current AM technologies, the potential applications of AM in the maritime industry as well as the challenges with AM processes.