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    Inert gas nozzle. Credit: Wärtsilä Moss AG
    Inert gas nozzle. Credit: Wärtsilä Moss AG

    Not really news, as it was published two months ago, but complements our introductory article on additive manufacturing quite well. The potential of additive manufacturing has not been fully realized due to limitations in producing engineering grade materials.

    When Wärtsilä Marine Solutions decided to use additive manufacturing to create a vital component for an inert gas system, initial production prototypes displayed an unexpected characteristic. DNV GL came to the rescue contributing with established testing procedures and finally verifying the product’s operational adequacy.

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