Digital patterning: 2D and 3D tools

July 1st, 2021

How one fabricator stepped into the future. Kyle Van Damme of Marine Tops Unlimited Inc., Omro, Wis., is among the new breed of fabricators who have embraced the tech world. Why? It’s where the future is. Photo: Marine Tops Unlimited Inc. By Jeff Moravec Marine Tops Unlimited Inc. has been providing custom fabrication for Wisconsin […]

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Pros and cons of digital measuring tools

July 2nd, 2019

Any boater knows that the way you handle a vessel changes with the weather. The same is true with a fabricator’s measuring tools. Many fabricators now have both touchpoint 3D and touchless laser systems in their toolkits, and which one works best depends to some degree on the environment. “I use a variety of digital […]

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Intelligent boat interiors

July 1st, 2012

Updates to a boat’s interior design and upholstery provide boat owners the opportunity to easily express their individuality through their boat’s appearance. Options for creative expression have never been greater thanks to new colors, textures and patterns produced in high-performance fabrics. Fabric trends Industry leaders point to fabrics with linen-like textures and bold colors and […]

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