Keppel Technology & Innovation (KTI) received a verification certificate from DNV’s Global Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence in Singapore for what is believed to be the world’s largest 3D-printed shipboard fitting. Manufactured by AML3D Ltd., the deck-mounted Panama Chock weighs 1,450 kg.

Traditionally manufactured through casting, Panama Chocks are large shipboard fittings that support structures welded to a ship and used for towing and mooring. Australia’s AML3D used its patented wire additive manufacturing (WAM) process for the part manufacture.

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