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Marine & Offshore

3D Solutions for the Marine Design Industry

Marine & Offshore Solutions

Innovate with design tools and additive manufacturing

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Technology & Process Solutions

In the Marine & Offshore industry, organizations must develop innovative and sustainable concepts, deliver on-time and on-budget, and comply with stringent safety and environmental regulations.

Our solutions allow Marine designers to:

  • Design, Optimize, Validate, and Certify Marine Projects

    SOLIDWORKS solutions allow you to connect requirements, regulations, project planning, design, and engineering teams throughout the design process with full traceability.

  • Concurrent Design

    To maintain a competitive advantage, shipyard and platform organizations require an integrated environment by streamlining the flow of information. This information flow promotes efficient project management that helps meet the number one priority–ensuring timely and on-budget delivery.

     
  • Efficiently Plan For Marine Project Manufacturing

    As today’s ships and platforms become larger and more sophisticated, a comprehensive design solution delivers significant advantages with tight integration between design and manufacturing, which reduces the risk of errors and time-consuming, costly rework.

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Additive Manufacturing Solutions

3D printing provides manufacturers with prototypingadvanced tooling and production applications. 3D printing solutions are often the difference between turning down potential business and cost-effectively delivering and serving a niche need.

Our additive solutions help Marine designers to:

  • Get to market faster

    Get to market faster with speedier design cycles. Go from design to prototyping in hours, not days. Blaze through design improvement with rapid prototype revisions

  • Simplify Workflow

    Get better results by removing steps and complexity from your workflow. By producing full-scale prototypes straight from CAD design, your design reviews go smoother with hands-on consumer insight that is more informed.

  • 3D Print Jigs and Fixtures

    With 3D printed tooling you can avoid high machining costs for custom tools or parts needed for individual repairs and restorations.

Technology for Marine & Offshore Design

Drive innovation and speed design with SOLIDWORKS software

To maintain a competitive advantage, shipyard and platform organizations require an integrated environment by streamlining the flow of information. This information flow promotes efficient project management that helps meet the number one priority–ensuring timely and on-budget delivery.

Customer Example

Grantec used SOLIDWORKS Simulation to help design the Canadian Navy Maritime Coastal Defense Vessel

Grantec was the principal structural analyst on the Canadian Navy Maritime Coastal Defense Vessel project, and used SOLIDWORKS Simulation to test the design.

Grantec Engineering Consultants, Inc., provides advanced analysis services to clients that develop complex structures for a wide range of applications.

Marine & Offshore Process Management

Communicate and collaborate with your team and suppliers

As today’s ships and platforms become larger and more sophisticated, a comprehensive design solution delivers significant advantages with tight integration between design and manufacturing, which reduces the risk of errors and time-consuming, costly rework.

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Additive Manufacturing Marine & Offshore Solutions

Advanced materials and techniques for prototyping

Overview

Designers and engineers can skip expensive, time-intensive machining and gain the agility to make changes any time. 3D Printers let you produce concept models, prototypes, tooling and end-use parts directly from CAD data.

Because prototyping needs change as a products design develops from the concept phase to functional testing, many organizations deploy more than one technology by Stratasys. Marine and Offshore manufacturers need the flexibility to 3D print prototypes and end-use parts in small, medium or large volumes.

 

3D Printing Technologies

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Polyjet are two distinct additive manufacturing methods.

FDM technology is a great solution for low-volume tooling and durable end-use parts. FDM Technology works with production-grade high performance thermoplastics such as Nylon 12, Polycarbonate and Ultem 9085.

PolyJet Technology produces ultra-detailed prototypes, molds and even production parts incorporating smooth rigid, transparent and flexible materials. Multi-material 3D printers produce life like models with a variety of material properties on a single build tray.

Additive Manufacturing Machines & Materials

Stratasys 3D Printing gets industrial equipment created faster

Create large or small production tools and full-scale prototypes with Stratasys 3D Printers. Marine designers can maximize productivity and quickly achieve ROI.

With the Objet1000 Plus, designers and engineers can quickly prototype large 3D CAD designs, no matter how complex. There’s no need to scale the model down, prepare and assemble jigsaw-puzzle pieces, or outsource to an assortment of different machines and technologies.

Additive Manufacturing Applications

How do Marine & Offshore engineers use 3D printers?

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Why Stratasys 3D Printing for Marine & Offshore?

Recommended Marine & Offshore Machine

Objet1000 Plus

Large Scale Multi-Material 3D Printer

The Objet1000 Plus is an easy to operate, wide format 3D printer for rapidly creating industrial size models and 1:1 scale prototypes.

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Offset Expensive CNC Production

For low-volume tooling and durable end-use parts, Stratasys patented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology works with production-grade materials, including high-performance thermoplastics like PC and ULTEM 9085.

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Reduce Costs – Print In-house

Outsourcing your prototypes can take days and cost hundreds of dollars. With a Stratasys 3D Printer you can create the same prototype in just hours – for a fraction of the cost.

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Test and Identify Design Problems

In some cases using CAD models alone is not as effective at finding design problems as a 3D printed physical part – you can easily identify a component issue that may have been missed in the initial design stage.

Featured Case Study

Oceanic 3D Print Replacement Parts for Harsh Marine Environments

Using SOLIDWORKS together with the Stratasys 3D printer allows Oceanic specialists to quickly turn concepts into physical parts and has given them new opportunities to do work in-house that was once sent to outside suppliers.

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