July 9, 2014
3D Printed Marine Hardware
Just received the 3D printed fiber reinforced nylon steering quadrants and rudder arms: four less pieces of metal on the boat. 5 days after uploading the files to the manufacturer we receiving finished parts. Similar strength to alternative CNC cutting from aluminum billet at 1/3rd the cost and zero waste from cutting. All four parts weigh less than 9 lbs. Adjustable tube end fittings in fiber reinforced plastic as well from IGUS.