Professional BoatBuilder’s advertising department uses this page to publish excerpts from press releases showcasing the newest products and processes in the marine industry.
Dometic Marine (Pompano Beach, FL) recently launched a 45-ton Titan Chiller. What sets this cooling system apart is its titanium coaxial tube condenser, making the units more resistant to corrosion and erosion. The condenser coils are also more tolerant to the acid cleaning and higher water velocity necessary to combat invasive species.
The new Signature Series marine speakers from FUSION (Aukland, New Zealand) perform in the harshest marine conditions. The Signature Series comes in various grille and LED configurations, allowing it to be tailored to a boat owner’s specifications. Its elegant finish blends perfectly with the decor of any vessel, and the discreet styling is suitable for both internal and external installations. Available in a choice of styles, the new speakers are offered in 6.5″ (230 Watts) or 7.7″ (280 Watts).
CNC manufacturer Thermwood Corporation (Dale, IN) has developed Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) to incorporate a high volume thermoplastic printer to quickly create a part. This new method promises enhanced layer control and improved bonding between layers by shaping, forming, and compressing hot plastic melt as it is being extruded. Because layers are rolled together, rather than tamped together, air between layers is squeezed out during the additive process. Therefore, it is much less likely for air to become trapped between layers.
Aimed at OEM applications, Farécla’s (Hertfordshire, England) high-performance, versatile Profile Select Liquid Compound runs at high speeds (2,000–3,500rpm) for a fast cut on gelcoats or painted surfaces. Profile Select quickly removes P800 or finer sanding marks from tooling or production gelcoats in one step. It also quickly removes P1500 sanding marks on painted surfaces and leaves a nice finish.