Fixed pitch tug boat props

Discussion in 'Props' started by StianM, May 13, 2018.

  1. StianM
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    StianM Senior Member

    Simple.. Who make them?
     
  2. jehardiman
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    There are a couple of companies here in the US, but for Norway google is your friend. "propeller manufacturers Norway" brings up about 6 companies.
     
  3. StianM
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    Europe has had CP for tugs as long as I can remember.
    I think US is a little conservative so I like to find someone specalize in this segment.
     
  4. TANSL
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    In Europe, as everywhere, there are tugboats with propellers of all kinds, CP, FP, ducted propellers, azimuthal propulsion and some other variant that at this moment I do not remember.
     
  5. jehardiman
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    <shrug> Michigan Wheel (US), Veem (AU), or Rolla (CH) will make you anything, and lots of their old wheels can be found on propeller re-firb sites. If you know what you are looking for, just search for it on places like the propellerplace.com
     
  6. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    You can have your prop 3D printed nowadays, just a few days of printing around the clock . . . :cool:


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  7. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    WAAM = Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (pics). For props they use Nickel Aluminium Bronze.

    From the top of my head, the current WAAM max in post #6 is now in the range of 7 × 2 × 2 meters I think, the prop in the above video is ± Ø 1.35 m and ± 400 kg, which took about 10 days of printing in one go, while a bit smaller machines do ± 1 kg/h, about this all, if I remember well.
     
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