October 26, 2022
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, provider of large-scale 3D printing systems, reports that the Massivit 10000 additive manufacturing system has been selected as the winner of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Award in the category of “Boatbuilding Methods and Materials.” The Massivit 10000 is designed to manufacture molds for composite material components.
This industry award reflects the marine sector’s demand for more advanced, automated manufacturing technologies that can reduce the current 2-to-4-week manual processes required to produce large molds and parts.
IBEX, The International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, is a large exhibition in North America for marine manufacturers. The annual IBEX Innovation Awards are managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in conjunction with the IBEX show. Ten companies were selected as winners for specific marine categories from a total 70 competing companies.
“The marine sector is still heavily reliant on manual, antiquated production methods,” Erez Zimermann, Massivit CEO, says. “This award is testament to the industry’s thirst for technological progress.Digital fabrication enables manufacturers to produce high-quality parts with significantly reduced lead times. The Massivit 10000 technology delivers full-scale parts within a few days. In addition to widespread use of our first-generation Gel Dispensing Printing technology across various industries, the Massivit 10000 aptly serves the maritime industry as one of the first arenas to benefit from this new technology.”
The Massivit 10000 is Massivit 3D’s second-generation line of printers. The printer operates using Cast In Motion technology, designed to directly print molds for composite material components as well as mandrels, plugs, tools, jigs and fixtures that serve industrial manufacturing companies.
This is the third award granted for the Massivit 10000 to date, having been selected as winner for the 2021 ACE Award for Composites Excellence by the American Composites Manufacturers Association in the category: “Manufacturing: Equipment and Tooling Innovation”. The system was also Highly Commended in the 3D Printing Hardware category at the TCT 3Sixty Awards in the UK in June 2022.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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