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A 3D printed fiberglass trimaran boat

News International-French

14 Nov 2019

moi composites collaborates in an ambitious project together with Autodesk and top industry sponsors to design and 3D print an entire, 6.5 by 2.5 meters, functional, high-performing fiberglass trimaran they called MAMBO - Motor Additive Manufacturing BOat.

A 3D printed fiberglass trimaran boat

This has been possible thanks to moi’s proprietary 3D printing process CFM (Continuous Fiber Manufacturing) and the top-grade expertise from the sponsors: Autodesk, Owens Corning, Osculati, Catmarine, Micad and UCINA.
CFM, differently from other 3D printing processes, is capable of utilizing continuous fiber thermosetting composite material to deposit the fiber only where it’s needed and how it’s needed.

Project MAMBO demonstrates larger potentiality of smart manufacturing and 3D printing technologies.

A 3D printed fiberglass trimaran boat

MAMBO used no mold and its uniquely-designed wavy shape is impossible to make using current hand lamination or automated tape laying, fiber placement, or filament winding production.

MAMBO is expected to weigh ~800 kg (1760 pounds). The boat will be finished and displayed at future events around the globe.

A 3D printed fiberglass trimaran boat

About moi composites
moi composites, the European tech start-up with digital technology to freeform 3D print optimized, on-demand, high-performance composite objects, former winner with project Atropos of JEC 2017 award. Moi is involved in numerous cross-markets and cross-scales applications, including marine.

A 3D printed fiberglass trimaran boat