SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH LIVREA YACHT

Mini-Transat yacht race. Daniele: The 3D printed boat is a 6.5MT sailboat designed to have optimized structures with more performance than any other boats.
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SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH LIVREA YACHT

Daniele Cevola Co-founder Livrea Yacht, OCORE

1. Please share a bit about what you do and your company. Daniele: I am the co-founder of both Livrea Yacht and OCORE; a high-performance yacht design and construction company and an innovative startup, which won the National Innovation's Award in Italy respectively. With OCORE, we have developed a technology through which we apply additive manufacturing to build not only boats but also components for aerospace and automotive with high performance materials. Now we are focusing on building a sailboat that will be the first Ocean Racer to be built with 3D Printing technology. 2. Daniele, could you tell us more about your 3D printed yacht which aims to enter the 2019 Mini-Transat yacht race. Daniele: The 3D printed boat is a 6.5MT sailboat designed to have optimized structures with more performance than any other boats. This September 2018, there will be a technical launch which we will showcase the potential of the technology developed by Livrea Yacht and OCORE. We are ambitious when building this boat. We want to prove that 3D printing is the next technology that could be used not only in building boats but one that is fast and resistant. 3. What was your motivation to foray into 3D printing? Daniele: The decision to approach a new and unprecedented technology in the nautical field was an important challenge to try to revolutionize a very conservative and traditionalist industrial sector (that of Nautica). Our research was dictated not by the "trend" but by a real need to solve technical problems. Our experimentation was born in 2014 when we presented at the Miami Boat Show for the first time; the concept of a 26ft sailboat that was integrated with components made for sintering, which size was a limitation in the past. But today, we can address the challenge as we can print large objects now with 3D printing technology.

4. What are the opportunities and challenges you have faced by 3D printing when building the yacht? Daniele: There were countless difficulties faced especially to achieve the results that we wanted when building the yacht. The extruder set up was one of the many challenges that we faced. But with the opportunity today, we are able to print large components with optimized structures using 3D printing. This technology has helped us to change the method of designing and reducing our product development cycle times, lower our cost, and shorten the components print delivery. 5. Lastly, what would you say to your peers about NAMIC Maritime & Energy Summit? Daniele: The Summit is a great opportunity to showcase globally that progress has been made in the world of Additive Manufacturing (AM). This platform gives me and hopefully everyone in the Maritime and Energy sectors an opportunity to learn and further understand the excellences of different AM applications which could only give more opportunities for growth in a business.

SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH EOS GmbH

Jack Wu Sales Director, Asia Pacific EOS GmbH

1. Please share a bit about what you do and your company. Jack: EOS is the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and polymers. We are a family-owned company established in 1989 and headquartered in Krailling, Germany. We provide end-to-end solutions – from part design and data generation to part building and post-processing for high end manufacturing industries like aerospace, medical, tooling and automotive. As Sales Director for Asia-Pacific, I oversee the sales function across the region. Advancements in AM will continue to drive rapid adoption for the technology in the region and one of my key focus areas is to help more organizations in this part of the world accelerate their digital transformation process. Prior to this, I was in-charge of setting up and overseeing EOS’ China branch and operations. 2. Jack, what is the state of 3D printing today and where is it headed for t