Thyssenkrupp is extending its gains in marine additive manufacturing by entering a joint venture with Wilhemsen Ships Services for custom manufacturing marine parts. The companies will collaborate on delivering maritime spare parts using 3D printing.
Thyssenkrupp, which already deploys additive manufacturing at its operations on the Kiel Fjord in Germany, joins with Wilhemsen’s experience in civil marine repairs. The joint venture facilitates repairs on older vessels. The companies expect to headquarter this effort in Singapore.
The joint venture positions the companies as the world leader in maritime AM. thyssenkrupp is an established manufacturing conglomerate. Its marine division participates in military manufacturing, notably producing diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarines. Its civilian marine division produces materials and parts for shipbuilding and repair; thyssenkrupp also provides logistics services. The company aims to provide a one-stop-shop for its marine customers. Wilhelmsen owns the largest maritime network in the world. It is active at 2,000 […]
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