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Title: Using Big Area Additive Manufacturing to directly manufacture a boat hull mould

Abstract

Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) is a large-scale, 3D printing technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Cincinnati, Inc. The ability to quickly and cost-effectively manufacture unique moulds and tools is currently one of the most significant applications of BAAM. This work details the application of a BAAM system to fabricate a 10.36 m (34 ft) catamaran boat hull mould. The goal of this project was to explore the feasibility of using BAAM to directly manufacture a mould without the need for thick coatings. The mould was printed in 12 individual sections over a five-day period. After printing, the critical surfaces of the mould were CNC-machined, the sections were assembled, and a final hull was manufactured using the mould. As a result, the success of this project illustrates the time and cost savings of BAAM in the fabrication of large moulds.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Alliance MG, LLC, Bellevue, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1486943
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Virtual and Physical Prototyping
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Virtual and Physical Prototyping; Journal ID: ISSN 1745-2759
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; Large-scale additive manufacturing; 3D printing; boat hull mould; tooling; Big Area Additive Manufacturing; BAAM

Citation Formats

Post, Brian K., Chesser, Phillip C., Lind, Randall F., Roschli, Alex C., Love, Lonnie J., Gaul, Katherine T., Sallas, Matthew, Blue, Fletcher, and Wu, Stephen. Using Big Area Additive Manufacturing to directly manufacture a boat hull mould. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1080/17452759.2018.1532798.
Post, Brian K., Chesser, Phillip C., Lind, Randall F., Roschli, Alex C., Love, Lonnie J., Gaul, Katherine T., Sallas, Matthew, Blue, Fletcher, & Wu, Stephen. Using Big Area Additive Manufacturing to directly manufacture a boat hull mould. United States. doi:10.1080/17452759.2018.1532798.
Post, Brian K., Chesser, Phillip C., Lind, Randall F., Roschli, Alex C., Love, Lonnie J., Gaul, Katherine T., Sallas, Matthew, Blue, Fletcher, and Wu, Stephen. Mon . "Using Big Area Additive Manufacturing to directly manufacture a boat hull mould". United States. doi:10.1080/17452759.2018.1532798.
@article{osti_1486943,
title = {Using Big Area Additive Manufacturing to directly manufacture a boat hull mould},
author = {Post, Brian K. and Chesser, Phillip C. and Lind, Randall F. and Roschli, Alex C. and Love, Lonnie J. and Gaul, Katherine T. and Sallas, Matthew and Blue, Fletcher and Wu, Stephen},
abstractNote = {Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) is a large-scale, 3D printing technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Cincinnati, Inc. The ability to quickly and cost-effectively manufacture unique moulds and tools is currently one of the most significant applications of BAAM. This work details the application of a BAAM system to fabricate a 10.36 m (34 ft) catamaran boat hull mould. The goal of this project was to explore the feasibility of using BAAM to directly manufacture a mould without the need for thick coatings. The mould was printed in 12 individual sections over a five-day period. After printing, the critical surfaces of the mould were CNC-machined, the sections were assembled, and a final hull was manufactured using the mould. As a result, the success of this project illustrates the time and cost savings of BAAM in the fabrication of large moulds.},
doi = {10.1080/17452759.2018.1532798},
journal = {Virtual and Physical Prototyping},
issn = {1745-2759},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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