The last couple of weeks has been really productive with great progress. Last week we ordered a 3D-printed thruster from Simplify in Stavanger. The result was excellent and we then had the chance to do some testing of a potential thruster solution for the ROV.
Earlier this week the frame of this years ROV was welded by Martin Bae at the University of Stavanger. A huge thanks to Martin! The size of the frame has been known for quite some time, but it is relieving and motivational to see the frame in real life. The frame is specifically designed for this years MATE ROV Competition in Houston and is by far UiS Subsea´s smallest ROV. We´re pretty excited!
On Thursday 17.03 and Friday 18.03 we produced the endcaps for our pod at the university´s CNC mill. Steffen Solberg was extremely helpful as he operated the CNC mill for several hours both Thursday and Friday. The CNC made the quality of the endcaps quite spectacular and we are very pleased with the result!