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3D printing takes off in Singapore


3D printing shipping spare parts is now firmly ‘a thing’ with news from Singapore of significant take-up among ship managers and local owners for this new technology that could revolutionise maritime supply chains.


A number of global cruise, dry bulk and ship management companies have signed up to Wilhelmsen’s 3DP printing early adopter program (EAP) for 3D printing, eliminating the need for physical inventory storage, often complex distribution, and typically high logistics costs. A strategic move by the six early adopters, Carnival Maritime, Thome Ship Management, OSM Maritime Group, Berge Bulk, Executive Ship Management and Wilhelmsen Ship Management have all signed up with Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division to begin utilising on-demand additive manufacturing.


Wilhelmsen, as part of its ongoing cooperation with Ivaldi Group, will provide spare parts on demand to the selected six customers’ vessels around the globe. Through a unique digitisation and certification process, parts will be produced on-demand, without […]

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