Additive Manufacturing for the Blue Economy – a Focus on Composite Blades

Website visit Address Virtual Event Start February 10, 2021 - 9:00 am End February 10, 2021 -12:00 pm

What will the future of large-scale composite manufacturing look like? Within the Inter-Reg North Sea Region (NSR) funded project PERISCOPE, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has been examining how additive manufacturing (3D Printing) of blades may be used by the Offshore Wind Industry in the future. This workshop gives you an opportunity to learn from our experts on this emerging industry and to shape a future transnational innovative project on 3D printing of blades.


Session 1 – Additive Manufacturing of turbine blades – Is this the future?

0900 – 10:00

An Introduction to:


• ORE Catapult

• Additive Manufacturing of Blades

Coffee break – 10 mins

Session 2 – Opportunities and Challenges in Additive Manufacturing

10:10 – 11:20

A structured discussion on the opportunities, challenges, and potential future project concepts for Additive Manufacturing for wind turbine blades and the wider opportunities in ocean technologies.

Session 3 – Discussion of Opportunities

11:20 – 12:00

Breakout Leaders will feedback points covered in Session 2.

Please note that this session will be recorded.



You can view the slides for this event here.


PERISCOPE Workshop – Intro Slides

PERISCOPE Workshop – Mark Forrest

PERSICOPE Workshop – Tom Wildsmith

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