What Can Be Printed?

The possibilities are endless with additive manufacturing. 

3D printing is entirely customizable, guaranteeing fit and quality the first time.

Collaborate with one of our engineers to produce a custom piece to meet your needs. Parts are manufactured according to your specifications, maximizing convenience and efficiency. 3D printing is especially applicable for electronic integration on your vessel. Custom brackets for GPS units and radios can be created and modified to allow for more freedom of placement on board. The advantages of 3D printing ensure flawless integration with the vessel.

3D-printed parts are either made of plastic or nylon, which will not corrode in the marine environment like their wooden counterparts. Plastic and nylon can be treated just as other materials you use on your vessel, and can be reinforced with carbon fiber or fiberglass to be incorporated as a permanent part of the boat. 

Below are some ideas of what 3D printing can produce and how it can be utilized. Most of these examples are not Marin3D products or designs, but are great examples of how 3D printing can be used.  

source: chevyhardcore.com 

Marin3d design and application

Limitations 

While 3D printing may create many new opportunities for solutions for your vessel, there are some limitations on what can be produced. As you consider building your next product with Marin3D, please keep the following in mind:

  • 3D-printed materials cannot endure high heat without distorting or losing their integrity. ​

    • Temperatures starting at 300° F can cause some products to deform.

  • The tensile strength for different parts are not as high as injection mold plastic parts.

    • Different materials offer different strengths; we offer specific materials for higher strength parts if needed.