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JAN 2018

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8 ST | January 2018 www.sea-technology.com )) 3D Printing Shown as Viable for Shipbuilding. Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world's first class-approved, 3D-printed ship's propeller, the WAAMpeller, was unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group's head- quarters in the Netherlands. This is the result of a collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen. Promarin provided the design of the triple-blade propeller. The Port of Rotterdam's RAMLAB (Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing LAB) carried out fabrication using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) techniques, supported by Au- todesk's expertise in software, robotics and additive manufacturing. Damen provided research and development resources and a Stan Tug 1606 vessel for operational testing purposes. Bureau Veritas's role was to verify the entire development, production and testing process. The WAAMpeller displayed the same behavior as a conventional casted propeller in all of the tests, including the crash stop scenario, showing the potential of 3D-printing techniques for vessel components. )) Dutch Consortium Collaborates on Autonomous Shipping. A Dutch consortium of nearly 20 partners has launched a two-year applied research program to study and demonstrate the technical possibilities for autonomous shipping. This is expected to help reduce operating costs and improve safety and sustainability in shipping. The Delft University of Tech- nology, MARIN and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research are all contributing their expertise. The study will start with an exploration and analysis of possible applications. Next, it will look at the requirements for safe navi- gation in shipping environments. Then, the project will examine whether it is possible to use existing techniques to mitigate or fix malfunctions from shore. This will be tested by simulations and various demonstrations, both in the office environ- ment and on board actual vessels. The project should lead to a road map for the introduction of autonomy in shipping. )) Growth Spurt in Marine Big Data Market. Considering that big data analytics in the marine sector is an upcoming technology, the global marine big data market is poised to witness a highly competitive environment. As the market is at a booming phase, Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts strong growth in a new study. Most market players are focusing on product differentiation, and there is also an emphasis on strategic collaborations through partnerships. TMR has identified Intertrust Technologies Corp., Splunk Inc., Teradata, BigOceanData and Datameer Inc. among the leading Gain Product & Services Marketing Exposure BlueTech Expo: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building Foyer Meet with Federal Government Agencies & Industry Leaders B2G Networking Reception on The Hill: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hart Office Building For Information: EXPO: Exhibit Information, contact: Rich Lawson, 202-389-9009; rich.lawson@iostia.org NETWORKING SPONSORSHIPS: Rich Lawson, 202-389-9009; rich.lawson@iostia.org MJ McDuffee, 772-485-0333; m-j@comcast.net www.BlueTechExpo.org E X P O S EA T ECHNOLOGY magazine ยจ Announce the first Annual Save the Date for this unique two-tier marketing and networking event! Join us on the eve of CHOW (Capitol Hill Ocean Week) for this distinctive business platform. The event brings together companies involved in ocean science & technology with government procurement officers and key decision-makers, global investors, and industry leaders from all over the world. and Ocean Technology Exhibition and B2G Networking Event | June 4, 2018 | Washington, DC

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