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6 key talking points from the 2017 Superyacht Design Symposium

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3D printing

The 2017 Superyacht Design Symposium was a hotbed of discussion between some of the biggest names of the industry, with several key issues being raised during panel discussions and Q&A sessions. We pick out six of the most important…

Gregory C Marshall’s presentation ‘3D printing a superyacht — it’s closer than you think’ certainly provoked a strong response from the delegates and speakers.

“3D printing can disrupt almost every aspect of our industry,” Marshall claimed. "Whatever we can imagine, we can now manufacture.”

The designer and naval architect also revealed that his studio is now working with the world’s first multi-headed metal printer, and he predicted that the first 3D printed tender could hit the water before the end of the decade.

Photo: Flickr / 3D Benchy

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