Media report on the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center producing world’s largest 3D-printed logistics vessel

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), News Center Maine, Seapower Magazine, 3D Printing Industry and Mainebiz reported on the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites producing the world’s largest 3D-printed logistics vessel. The watercraft is one of two 3D-printed prototype logistics vessels the UMaine Composites Center produced for the U.S. Department of Defense. The longer of the two vessels, the largest ever 3D-printed, simulates ship-to-shore movement of 20-foot containers representing equipment and supplies. “When we started working on this project, we had no one that could actually know how to operate that printer. So we had to teach our own people and the students learned without staff at the same time. And eventually we ended up having three different crews that worked around the clock to print this vessel,” Habib Dagher, executive director of UMaine Composites Center, told WABI. The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a news release about the project. U.S. News & World Report, the New Delhi Times, the Portland Press Herald,, Manufacturing Business Technology, Industrial Equipment News and shared the AP report.