German engeneering group, Thyssenkrupp, has planned to stablish an Additive Manufacturing TechCenter Hub in Singapore this year.
The announcement came up last Wednesday (April 4th) at the Hannover Messe trade show. The new TechCenter, a project which the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) supports too, will operate as the regional hub for Thyssenkrupp’s Mulheim TechCenter. Therefore, it aims to operate in several defence-adjacent domains like automotive, capital goods, and chemical, mining, and other Big industries.
According to planners, the center shall be capable of ‘unlocking’ the potential of additive manufacturing. It is aimed for customers in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region.
“Establishing a hub in Singapore now reflects our commitment to bring our transformative innovations closer to the Asia Pacific region to meet our customers’ needs.” Says Dr. Donatus Kaufmann, member of the executive board of thyssenkrupp AG.
Moreover, another goal is to provide a complete range of solutions, from part identification diagnostics, project delivery to training and capability building. It will also be hosting AM experts to work together with their colleagues in Mulheim to develop a variety of products and solutions which leverage this innovation.
Thyssenkrupp AG is a German multinational conglomerate with focus on industrial engineering and steel production. The company is based in Duisburg and Essen and divided into 670 subsidiaries worldwide. As a matter of fact, The company results from the 1999 merging of Thyssen AG and Krupp.
In addition to steel production, Thyssenkrupp’s products range from machines and industrial services to high-speed trains, elevators and shipbuilding. Subsidiary Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems also manufactures frigates, corvettes and submarines for the German and foreign navies.
Actually, plans to establish a TechCentre follow Thyssenkrupp’s announcement last February. It was that its shipbuilding subsidiary, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), signed an agreement with Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) to collaborate on additive manufacturing and data analytics for naval applications.
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