3D Printing an Important Weapon for America’s Cup Contestants

Published by , February 24, 2017 12:58 pm

(NauticExpo) 3D printing has become an important weapon in the combat for “the Auld Mug,” the America’s Cup trophy. This new manufacturing method makes it possible to produce components with great accuracy and with specifications impossible with normal metal manufacturing.
The America’s Cup has always been a laboratory for new technological developments, especially after the catamaran revolution. Nowhere else in sailing will budgets allow entire teams of engineers and designers to work for years, optimizing every little part and every process involved in designing and building a boat.

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