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DSTA and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems dive into additive manufacturing for submarines

Launching ceremony HDW Class 218SG submarine Invincible Kiel 18 February 2019 thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Kiel

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, a branch of German multinational engineering group Thyssenkrupp, and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore additive manufacturing and data analytics for naval applications.

Under the agreement, DSTA and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will explore the use of additive manufacturing as an innovative, cost-effective method for producing submarine spare parts. Both parties will work together on the design, engineering, and qualification of additive manufactured components, which could be tested and trialled on Singapore submarines.

Mr Tan Peng Yam, Chief Executive of DSTA: “In this age of rapid change, collaboration is key to exploit novel technologies. We are excited to combine our expertise with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in additive manufacturing.”

Dr Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “This initiative is a prime example of our understanding of innovation: We are engineering. tomorrow. together. The MOU allows us to test parts manufactured in Kiel with additive manufacturing under real conditions. This is a great asset for us.”

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