WAAMpeller: The world’s first 3D printed & certified tug boat propeller
In 2016 the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing Lab (RAMLAB). Together with more than 20 partners from both industry and academic institutions, research is being done on the applications of AM for the port related industry. The first results look promising; within a year RAMLAB was able to manufacture the world’s first certified tug boat propeller with Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing technology; the WAAMpeller.
Vincent Wegener is an entrepreneur and is co-founder of RAMLAB.