3D printed spare part cuts downtime for Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s RoRo vessel

Pelagus 3D said Wednesday it had delivered a Return Oil Standpipe at Kobe, Japan, to be installed on Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s RoRo vessel TYSLA. The collaboration involved Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Wilhelmsen Ship Management.

Traditionally, the procurement, fabrication, and delivery of specific spare parts has been a time-consuming process, often leading to costly downtime for the maritime and offshore industries. However, with the advent of Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D Printing, the spare parts supply chain landscape is evolving rapidly, Pelagus 3D said.

According to Pelagus 3D, AM spare parts can now solve issues including long lead time for fabrication or delivery of the part, poor performance by the traditionally manufactured part, and the lack of spare parts due to obsolescence.

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