Wilhelmsen and technology group thyssenkrupp recently announced their collaboration to jointly develop Additive Manufacturing (AM) enabled commercial solutions for the maritime industry.
Under the Memorandum of Agreement signed by both companies, Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division and thyssenkrupp will collaborate on providing 3D-printed components for maritime vessels, leveraging on thyssenkrupp’s deep expertise in AM alongside Wilhelmsen’s in-depth maritime expertise and direct ongoing experience of developing 3D printing as a service for vessels.
The collaboration will also leverage on the capabilities of the recently inaugurated thyssenkrupp Tech Center in Singapore and its Global Additive Manufacturing Tech Center in Mulheim, which has been awarded the Approval of Manufacturer certificate by DNV GL.
Joining the collaboration is startup company Ivaldi Group, a technology partner partly owned by Wilhelmsen that utilizes its platform to market and offer 3D products for the maritime industry. This partnership of two globally renowned enterprises – Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp – and fast-rising startup Ivaldi bodes well for the burgeoning Additive Manufacturing ecosystem in various sectors both in Singapore as well as across the region.