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Monday, July 11, 2022
US Navy 3D Metal Printer

US Navy Tests New 3D Parts Printer

A new 3D parts printer is being tested by the US Navy. A 3D aluminum printer was installed last week on the USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship based

July 11, 2022
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Sunday, June 18, 2017
Diesel Outboard Engines

USCG Tests Using Diesel Outboards On Fast Rescue Boats

Gasoline is the dominant fuel source for Fast Rescue Boats aboard merchant ships but it is difficult to obtain, dangerous to store and has a

June 18, 2017
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
World’s Biggest Ship Lift Opens in China

World’s Biggest Ship Lift Opens in China

Officials in China have began testing the world’s largest ship lift at the massive Three Gorges Dam in Central China. The shiplift can lift vessels up to

September 21, 2016
Total Views: 886

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Falkirk Wheel Time-Lapse – The World’s Only Rotating Boat Lift

Falkirk Wheel Time-Lapse – The World’s Only Rotating Boat Lift

Unless you’ve seen the Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel in action, we can pretty much guarantee that you have never seen anything like it in your life. The

July 9, 2015
Total Views: 1298

Thursday, March 12, 2015
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Engineering News

DNV GL: Transparent Aluminum Isn’t Science Fiction

In the 1986 movie Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home, Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott went back in time, along with the rest of the Enterprise crew to capture a

March 12, 2015
Total Views: 335

Friday, September 26, 2014
This Tilting Lock Could Solve Traffic Problems Caused By Movable Bridges

This Tilting Lock Could Solve Traffic Problems Caused By Movable Bridges

A Dutch engineering firm has come up with a unique solution that it believes could be the answer to road and waterway traffic congestion caused by the raising

September 26, 2014
Total Views: 219

Friday, August 29, 2014
First Carbon Fiber Main Propeller Installed On a Merchant Ship

First Carbon Fiber Main Propeller Installed On a Merchant Ship

Classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co. this week announced the world’s first installation of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP)

August 29, 2014
Total Views: 125

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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With a $2 Billion Yearly Fuel Bill, the US Navy is Looking at Reinventing the Engine

– By Donna McKinney, US Navy Research Laboratory With its strong dependence on gas-turbine engines for propulsion, the U.S. Navy is always looking for

November 7, 2012
Total Views: 156

Thursday, July 26, 2012
zyvex marine LRV-17 nanotubes boat
Engineering News

What’s More Incredible than Carbon Nanotubes? Almost Nothing, Actually

Except maybe for this boat built by Zyvex Marine which has carbon nanotubes infused into its fiberglass… In case you didn’t know it, carbon

July 26, 2012
Total Views: 190

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Mitsubishi Develops System Enhancing Damaged Stability of Ships
Engineering News

Mitsubishi Develops System Enhancing Damaged Stability of Ships

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today announced a new system that improves the stability of damaged ships, reducing the risk of capsizing.  The newly

February 8, 2012
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bridge Designs – 5 Most Ambitious of Today

History is littered with bridges designed to do the impossible. One example, Euroroute (pictured above), would literally take drivers through the White Cliffs

June 23, 2010
Total Views: 965

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deep Flight Super Falcon – Ocean Depth Submersible for Super Rich

If you were lucky enough to be the owner of a multi-million dollar luxury superyacht, what kind of toys would you want to have on it to show off

March 11, 2009
Total Views: 70

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Spotting Bridges 101 – A Basic Guide To Bridge Design

Frequently passing under bridges for a living and over them in the family sedan we, like most mariners, have a fascination with bridge design. In fact one of

January 24, 2009
Total Views: 138

Friday, December 12, 2008

Floating Cranes brings us this story on 10 of the world largest floating cranes. 10 enormous floating cranes Aside from their spectacular size, what makes floating

December 12, 2008
Total Views: 56

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bayonne Bridge Is No Easy (or cheap) Fix

The Port of New York and New Jersey have recently announced that the raising or replacing of the Bayonne Bridge could be upwards of $2B.  The bridge, which

October 28, 2008
Total Views: 35

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Tunnel For Ships?

MarineBuzz points us to Norway’s plan to build a One Nautical Mile long tunnel for ships. Reuters tells us: Norway has drawn up plans to build the

October 15, 2008
Total Views: 26

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mobile Offshore Base: Theory or Reality

A Mobile Offshore Base (MOB), in theory, is a number of independently propelled semisubmersible modules that can be easily deployed to areas in need of

October 9, 2008
Total Views: 542

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Ship Design

Wärtsilä Ship Design Unit Receives Major Orders

We don’t generally post press releases on the blog here, but we have been so fascinated by some of Wärtsilä’s previous work that we thought

September 23, 2008
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Zubr Class – World’s Largest Military Hovercraft

Gizmodo points us towards the Russian navy’s Zubr Class hovercraft.  Now this is not a new design.  There have been three in service with the

September 23, 2008
Total Views: 987

Friday, September 19, 2008

Incredible Engineering: The Maeslant Barrier

The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier is one of the largest moving structures on the planet.  The barrier, completed in May of 1997, was the final stage of the

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 869


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