Wilhelmsen explores 3D printing with Ivaldi Group

Wilhelmsen and Ivaldi Group are collaborating to explore in-port 3D printing opportunities for marine products and spare parts.

“With an ambition to shape the maritime industry, exploring new technologies and business models are key,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO at Wilhelmsen. “We are one of the largest suppliers of spare parts, and we believe that sending files and printing instructions digitally instead of spare parts can enable us to deliver faster, cheaper and more specialised products to our customers.”

“We see the future of supply as being on-demand, locally distributed and fully digitised. Wilhelmsen’s long history of innovation in the maritime industry, combined with our own expertise in additive manufacturing, represents a significant move towards a vision in which we can offer a solution that can deliver and print files and not parts, says Espen Sivertsen, CEO of Ivaldi Group. “By partnering to explore this space with us, Wilhelmsen just made that future a bit more real.”