As the month of April comes to a close, Kemplon Engineering looks back on some of the most compelling maritime industry developments of the last 30 days, in this edition of the Monthly Maritime News Roundup:
One of the most important humanitarian issues unfolding in our time is the European Migration Crisis – where hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants from North Africa and the Middle East flee conflict or poverty from their homelands for a better life in Europe. Many of them make the journey by treacherous sea routes, on overcrowded or barely sea-worthy boats. Read More
Waterjet technology utilizes water that travels at extremely fast speeds and very high pressure to erode a material being cut. It is a basically a six-process technology that involve a high velocity stream of rough particles suspended in a stream of extremely high pressure water. A big assortment of heat-sensitive, delicate or very hard materials is used in machining. Sintered boride usually comprises the nozzles. The technology also produces no damage caused by heat to the work piece edges and surface, and a taper of less than one degree on most cuts. Lastly, this technology shows that the distance of nozzle from work piece affects the size of the kerf and the material’s removal rate. Read More
A commercial CO2 laser cutting system has been modified by bioengineers at Rice University in Houston, Texas. It creates OpenSLS, an open-source selective laser sintering system platform that can print difficult 3D objects from powdered plastics and biomaterials. OpenSLS allows researchers to work with their own powdered materials. Read More
In the 1990’s, the bridge building industry began using a 3kW gantry style CO2 laser cutting machine. By 1995, laser cutting machines were used in shipyards. Eventually, 6kW CO2 laser systems were used in various shipyards across the world. Laser cutting in shipyards has a typical process flow when it comes to marking the plate, followed by cutting the hull and internal structure, and lastly the ship-block construction.
Due to the popularity of laser cutting machines, the shipbuilding industry has reduced labor costs, and most especially the time it took on both small and large projects. Of all the equipment used in shipbuilding, CO2 laser cutting machines such as laser bevel cutting machine were proven to provide higher accuracies and more reduced time and costs in post-cutting processes. Read More
Laser cutting has been a widely acknowledged fabricating technology for two decades now. With the oldest of the boomers nearing retirement, we will be having a new generation of metal fabricators who may not have the kind of training the former have had. For this and among many other reasons, it is important to go back to the basics.
The basics of parts design has to be revisited. We are talking about laser cutting, of course. The following design tips will help the new generation of fabricators enhance and speed up their skills to perform their jobs well. Read More
Learn more about the future of CNC laser cutting from the experts! Colette O’ Hanlon, co-founder of Kemplon Engineering, will do a presentation about CNC Laser Cutting’s past, present and future works. SNAME, the International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals, along with Kemplon Engineering, will also host a live laser cutting.
SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 6,000 individuals throughout the world.
A little bit about our host: Colette O’ Hanlon co-founded Kemplon in 2005. Originally from the United Kingdom and now a U.S. Citizen, Collete worked as a Chief Stewardess on-board Private Yachts prior to starting her company. She ran interior departments on several large yachts for many high profile guests in Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. She spent a total of eight years at sea before coming shore to build Kemplon into the reputable business that it is today.
Kemplon prides itself of delivering high quality products and services, hard work and dedication to their customers. Its Marine Engineering Department provides engineering and custom metal fabrication with specialization in refit and repair for customers from the commercial maritime industries. Their Industrial Engineering Department, on the other hand, boasts of a technical workforce that offers support to larger organizations as a subcontractor.
Again, the SNAME Southeast Section and Kemplon Engineering are inviting you to a discussion on CNC Laser Cutting (Past, Present and Future) plus a live laser cutting on Wednesday, February 24 from 6 to 9pm. The location of the meeting is at:
220 S.W. 27th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
The cost for the event is as follows:
SNAME Members: $15
SNAME Students: $10
Non-Members and Guests: $20
SNAME members, students, and other interested parties do not need to bring anything on this meeting. Your presence and participation alone are very much appreciated.
Walk-in options are available. Please RSVP to Julie Valenzuela at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact her for your questions at (954) 610-9128.