ABS inks additive manufacturing MoU with Wilhelmsen JV
Pelagus 3D Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between Germany-based materials and technology manufacturer thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ABS to advance the technologies and adoption of on-demand additive manufacturing (AM) of marine and offshore spare parts.
Over the course of the three-year agreement, ABS and Pelagus 3D will collaborate on a variety of initiatives including the incorporation of ABS testing requirements through the Pelagus Platform for AM parts. This project will also support the continued development of industry guidelines and standards for AM, including qualification of global AM manufacturers and streamlining of certification for AM parts.
“AM technologies have the potential to streamline supply chains and simplify procurement and maintenance schedules, minimising delay and reducing costs. ABS is committed to supporting continued innovation in the development of AM technologies through industry-leading projects, such as this one with Pelagus 3D, and through our approval and certification process, while maintaining our focus on quality and safety,” said Gareth Burton, ABS Vice President of Technology.