There’s a revolution brewing in the production of sliding bearings, according to OR Lasertechnologie
German industrial technology company OR Lasertechnologie says it’s only necessary to apply a layer of metal a few millimeters thick using the powder nozzle to reliably, cost-effectively, and easily protect the large shaft bearings used in ships from wear and tear.
This represents something of a revolution in the shipbuilding industry, according to the company.
OR Laser says it develops and builds robot-assisted laser systems for direct metal deposition – which is similar to additive manufacturing – that take the production and repair of sliding bearings to an “innovative new level”. [Read more…] about Additive manufacturing ‘revolutionising’ shipbuilding, says OR Laser