Spare Parts 3D and other JIP participants during the kick-off meeting and workshop at the DNV GL AM Technology Centre of Excellence.
“Additive manufacturing holds great opportunities for the maritime industry. As the world’s leading classification society, our aim is to explore this technology in a way that customers can have the same confidence in AM products as they have in any other approved by class.”, Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India, DNV GL – Maritime
Within JIP, Spare Parts 3D has been recognized as a specialist of structuring and analyzing spare parts databases. It is also seen as an expert in the systematization of an approach to transfer technologies from large numbers of parts to 3D printing. It will help to establish lists of commonly-ordered parts that are highly feasible for additive manufacturing with or without certification and those that are not feasible for additive manufacturing.
According to the JIP, additive manufacturing is shown as an enabling technology for innovation and production efficiency in Singapore’s Sea Transport Industry and can help the maritime sector grow by $4.5 billion and create thousands of jobs.
“This technology can help not only to reduce costs of producing spare parts for vessels, but also to radically reinvent the production and logistics including using completely new and more suitable materials“, said Steen Brodsgaard Lund, Chairman of the SSA Technical Committee
To conclude, Brice Le Gallo, the regional manager of DNV GL – oil & gas and director of the Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Singapore, said that DNV GL is very proud to have been selected by MPA and SSA to manage this huge work in collaboration with major stakeholders and to help Singapore to develop a vibrant 3D printing ecosystem.