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We’ve raised the question before: Can 3D printers be used to produce spare parts aboard ships while steaming in the middle of the ocean? It’s a simple question with big implications.
Now, Maersk Tankers is exploring the idea of installing a 3D printer on a tanker that will allow the crew to print off parts as needed. Have a look at the video above to see how Maersk is looking to take advantage of this emerging technology.
Also read gCaptain’s previous coverage of the subject: 3D Printing Aboard Ships? How One Technology Is Changing the Future
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