Driving innovation and production in the boat building sector with LFAM.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – At this years’ METSTRADE, Caracol, key player in large format robotic 3D printing, and V2 Astilleros Y Embarcaciones S.L., leading innovative boatbuilding company in Spain, are excited to announce their partnership.

The two companies have been collaborating with the aim of exploring and developing new solutions for the boat building sector and produce sustainable boats and structural components using recycled materials and large format additive manufacturing.

V2 Boats and Caracol will be combining the know-how matured in years of work in the sector. On the one hand, a young and dynamic brand in the nautical sector with over 15 years of experience in design, construction, and development of boats, and that works to bring discontinuity in shapes and process. The V2 team of naval architects and engineers uses hydrodynamics simulations and computer assisted structural calculations to complete high quality projects and perfect design of their boats with absolute precision before getting into manufacturing.

On the other hand, Caracol is a leader in robotic large format production, with around 10 years of experience 3D printing parts for advanced sectors. The company has been expanding on its capabilities in the marine sectors, delivering qualified parts produced with its proprietary Heron AM – robotic LFAM – platform to leading shipyards and super yachts builders, as well as pioneering the possibility of manufacturing complete and functional boat hulls with the technology. Specifically, the company has been working on a variety of different boat types and parts, including large-scale molds for composite lamination, implants for yacht hulls, direct production of lightweight racing boat parts, and customized components such large superstructures – e.g., visors, air grids, dashboards, and more.

V2 Boats will be installing a Heron AM platform in Spain to manufacture boats – including complete boat hulls and components such as super structures, furniture, and more – and support companies in the Marine industry in both the Iberian Peninsula and LATAM region.

Through this partnership the companies believe that it will be possible to further expand and advance the use of large format 3D printing bringing it into production of finished boats and parts.

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