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    Oceanco makes ‘efficiency step’ to future-proof ICT strategy

    2019-08-21T13:48:00.067Z IBI , by Robert Wielaard

    The Dutch builder’s radical new data-driven IT system ‘Yachtbuilder” is set to trasform the way it builds its increasingly large and complex boats

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    Superyacht refit 2019

    2019-07-04T12:54:00Z

    IBI ’s global round-up of the key superyacht refit operators and the work being carried out in 2019

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    Decking

    2019-07-04T11:42:00Z

    With mature teak becoming ever rarer and more expensive, there has been a big swing towards greener alternatives. IBI investigates the latest deck covering trends, options and technologies available to yards and owners today

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    ZF’s steerable propulsion goes fully electric

    2019-07-04T11:21:00Z

    Germany-based ZF recently launched a new saildrive leg that can fully rotate for integrated joystick control. From November, a fully-electric proof-of-concept version will also become available for sea trials

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    MILLING, CUTTING & PRINTING MACHINES

    There seemed to be more machinery than usual at this year’s JEC World. Big advances in automation and additive manufacturing – a process whereby components are built up by hot metal – have allowed some machines to create spare parts for themselves. The precision of the manufacture of components, and ...

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    RESINS OVERVIEW

    Advances in resin technology are aimed at reducing styrene, providing greater endurance and quicker cure times while perfecting surface finishes

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    REINFORCEMENTS & RIGGING

    Carbon fibre, natural materials and recycled plastics are prevalent in the drive for light, strong and sustainable reinforcements

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    ADHESIVES & MOULD TOOLS

    There has been a great deal of development in adhesive technology – offering greatly reduced curing times and limiting the number of holes that need to be drilled into a product for fixtures and fittings.

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    SECTOR SPOTLIGHT | Materials & Machinery

    Renewables scored high on the theme of the JEC World composites show this year, but so did carbonfibre and robotic machinery

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    Cannes revamps show layout to expand capacity

    2019-05-03T00:10:00Z

    At the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival, show director Sylvie Ernoult announced plans to support growth of the boating industry and the show’s customers to meet demand for additional exhibit space and cement the show’s position as one of Europe’s most important events.