Using 3D printing in the maritime industry means a faster and more efficient way to keep transporting your goods and services.  Long ocean crossings mean that the smart ship must keep a variety of spare parts and supplies to ensure the ship stays running.  3D printing and scanning can mean the difference in lost profit due to delays. 

Each ship can employ 3D scanning and create a library of their most often used and most breakable parts – such as valves, pump parts and pipe pieces, along with standard engine parts.  This will enable the ability to order a 3D part to be created immediately if needed.

3D printing and designing is also very useful in the prototyping of maritime engineering.  We can scan and print parts in steel and iron that would cost much more if the standard machining process of models would be employed.  This can save your project thousands of dollars, and makes design failures or going back to drawing board more appealing.