Metal Components News

22 Nov 2019

World First: Patrol Vessels Deploy 3D Printers

Minister Price. Photo: Australian Govt

3D printing technology developed in Darwin will be deployed by the Royal Australian Navy in a world-first trial that will streamline the maintenance of patrol vessels.The Morrison Government will invest $1.5 million in the two-year Supersonic Deposition 3D printer pilot, which will lead to a significant increase of parts availability compared to what the regular supply chain can provide.Minister for Defense Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated the Charles Darwin University’s Advanced Manufacturing Alliance…

20 Jun 2019

Hamadyk Named Chair of NSRP Board

Don Hamadyk, Newport News Shipbuilding's director of research and development, presented the first 3-D printed metal part to Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, Naval Sea Systems Command’s chief engineer and deputy commander for ship design, integration, and naval engineering during a brief ceremony on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII.

NSRP is a national collaboration of private shipbuilders that provides framework to improve shipbuilding processes. NSRP focuses on national shipbuilding and naval practices to improve the efficiency of the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair industry.Hamadyk, who has worked for Newport News for 38 years, was instrumental in collaborating with the U.S. Navy and industry partners on the technical standards that led to the adoption of additive manufacturing of metal components for nuclear-powered warships. The first 3D part certified for use was installed on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S.

30 Jan 2019

Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubber Systems – 10 Years at Sea

Photo: Alfa Laval

The arrival of 2019 leaves just one year until the global sulphur cap becomes reality. But as the marine industry scrambles to ready itself, an important milestone has already been reached. The new year marks a decade since the first vessel set sail with an Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber on board.In 2009, the RoRo vessel DFDS Ficaria Seaways entered dry dock for an expansion of its cargo space. While the vessel was being rebuilt, a hybrid PureSOx system – able to perform closed-loop as well as open-loop scrubbing – was retrofitted to clean the exhaust gas from its 21 MW main engine.

22 Jan 2019

Next Generation of Corrosion Inhibiting Fuel Additives

Photo courtesy of Cortec

Cortec has developed the next generation of VpCI fuel additives for more potent corrosion protection of fuel systems. Cortec VpCI-707 has been specially formulated to protect fuel tanks and systems from corrosion and sludge formation without damaging copper and aluminum. It is an option for keeping new and existing fuel tanks and systems in good condition during day-to-day operation and especially during vulnerable times such as intermittent operation, storage, or shipment. Other benefits of VpCI-707 are its improved water handling and good injector-cleaning capabilities.

11 Oct 2018

Paving the Way for 3D Printing in Naval Shipbuilding

(Photo: HII)

A U.S. shipbuilder’s piloting of new technologies is redefining the future of the naval engineering and shipbuilding industries.Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, has led the adoption of additive manufacturing of metal components for nuclear-powered warships as part of HII’s digital transformation.This technological development will result in the first certified 3-D-printed metal part—a prototype piping assembly—being installed on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) early next year.

03 Oct 2018

New Sealing System for Multi-cable Transits

With the CONTROFIL transit system, BEELE Engineering has developed a system that enables the orderly and controlled transit of large numbers of cables and simplifies future expansion. (Photo: BEELE Engineering)

Transits with large cable assemblies often look like a plate of spaghetti. The huge number of cables does not only make the transit confusing but it is virtually impossible to expand the cable assembly. BEELE Engineering changes all this with its CONTROFIL transit system. The system enables the orderly and controlled transit of large numbers of cables, while simplifying future expansion of the cable assembly.The CONTROFIL system was initially developed for a leading train manufacturer, as a fire-resistant and maintenance and service-friendly solution for trains.

06 Aug 2015

Malcolm Elected to General Dynamics Board

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The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected Mark Malcolm to be a director of the corporation, effective August 5, 2015. He has been appointed to serve on the Audit Committee. Malcolm is the president and chief executive officer of Tower International, Inc. (NYSE: TOWR), a position he has held since August 2007. Tower International is one of the largest independent global suppliers of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies for major vehicle manufacturers.

02 Oct 2014

New Propulsion Couplings to Launch at Workboat

Image: Renold Hi-Tec Couplings

Renold Hi-Tec Couplings, of Halifax, U.K., will debut a new range of high temperature, marine propulsion rubber-in-compression couplings on booth 3809 at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans from December 3-5, 2014. The new HTB-MP range is a second generation of couplings based on the existing HTB-GS range. According to the manufacturer, the intrinsically fail-safe nature of rubber-in-compression couplings ensures continuous operation and avoids the loss of drive that could be experienced with other coupling types as a result of failure.

12 May 2014

Stauff Clamps Allow Multilevel Installation

Stauff ACT clamps of the same size can now be assembled in multiple layers (Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

Stauff ACT clamps are a solution for the installation of pipework in applications where efficient protection against corrosion is essential. The development of crevice corrosion on pipelines – a known and documented problem in the oil and gas industry – can be prevented long-term. This solution also generates enormous savings potential, thanks to extended maintenance and service intervals. The combined usage of specially designed SIG safety locking plates and AF stacking bolts…

20 Feb 2014

Passively-cooled Cabinets on World’s Largest Vessel

Custom instrumentation protection cabinets that Intertec is producing for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project are designed to withstand Category 5 cyclones.

Enclosure specialist Intertec is supplying high performance environmental protection cabinets for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project. Designed specifically for extended service life in hazardous areas, the shelters incorporate innovative semi-passive cooling technology and are some of the most stringently specified instrumentation protection solutions that Intertec has ever produced. Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project is setting new engineering records.

23 Aug 2011

DSC, Port of New Orleans Recognized

DSC and its customer, the Port of New Orleans, were recently recognized in the 2011 Hot-Dip Galvanizing Excellence Awards for use of galvanized steel throughout the dredge design. The Dredge Edward S. “Ned” Reed was awarded in the water and marine category of the annual competition, representing the finest achievements in the use of hot-dip galvanizing. For each award, all parties involved in the project are recognized winners, as the nature of galvanizing is collaborative, and the final project reflects the work of many.

23 Aug 2011

DSC and Port of New Orleans Recognized for Industry Award

Dredge "Edward S. Reed"

DSC and its customer, the Port of New Orleans, were recently recognized in the 2011 Hot-Dip Galvanizing Excellence Awards for use of galvanized steel throughout the dredge design. The Dredge Edward S. “Ned” Reed was awarded in the water and marine category of the annual competition, representing the finest achievements in the use of hot-dip galvanizing. For each award, all parties involved in the project are recognized winners, as the nature of galvanizing is collaborative, and the final project reflects the work of many.

05 Apr 2002

118-ft. Yacht Designed to Travel to 70 Knots

Three Vericor Power Systems' TF50 marine aeroderivative gas turbines have been selected to power the 118 Wallypower high-speed yacht being built by Intermarine Shipyard, Sarzana, Italy for Wally Yacht. This is Wally Yacht's first foray into high-speed power yachts, and the company's initial application of gas turbines. Wally Yacht, based in Monte Carlo, Monaco, is a world-renowned designer of high-speed sailing and power yachts. The 118-ft. yacht will feature three TF50 gas turbines in a Combined Diesel Or Gas (CODOG) turbine configuration. Two TF50s will be used as side or "wing" engines, with one small auxiliary diesel engine connected to each wing engine. The diesels will provide for very slow maneuvering only.

30 May 2007

Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. sells Balti ES Ltd. to Cargotec Corporation

Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. (Odense Staalskibsværft A/S) announces the sale of Balti ES Ltd., a manufacturer of metal components based in Narva, Estonia, to Cargotec Corporation, Finland. The final company transfer is expected to take place within 1-2 months. Following the closure of Maersk Container Industri´s production facilities in Tinglev, Denmark the strategic importance of Balti ES for the Odense Steel Shipyard Group has been reduced. Balti ES functions as a separate unit and today sells most of its production capacity to companies outside the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Balti ES was acquired by the Odense Steel Shipyard Group in 1997, and currently employs approximately 600 people. The two parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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