DNV GL is expecting a rapid growth in the use of additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing for the maritime and oil and gas industries as it launches the first approval of manufacturer (AoM) scheme.

Digitalisation is set to be in focus at SMM 2018 trade show in Hamburg next week with highlights from across the industry, including smart shipping, 3D printing and autonomous shipping.

3D printing could decimate the container shipping industry over the next 20 years warns a senior executive of the Port of Auckland.

The world’s first class approved 3D printed propeller has been produced in Rotterdam.

Damen Shipyards Group is looking to make a major move forward with 3D printing in the shipping industry with a 3D printed, class approved propellor.

The rise of 3D printing could revolutionise the ship spares industry, with companies able to make their own parts shipboard.