Prototype 3D-printed propeller unveiled in Rotterdam

A prototype of the world's first class approved ship propeller has been produced using 3D printing techniques. The 1,350mm diameter propeller, named "WAAMpeller", is the result of a cooperative consortium of companies that includes RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Damen Shipyards Group and Bureau Veritas.

Could sharks help save shipping industry millions?

Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Environmental microbiologist Dr Maria Salta is examining how on land and at sea, nature's ability to self-clean might give scientists a window into solutions which could be used on manmade objects at sea.

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