German engineering group Thyssenkrupp has announced plans to establish an additive manufacturing centre in Singapore.
The company said on 4 April that the new facility will aim to “unlock the potential of additive manufacturing” for customers in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific region.
The new facility, which Thyssenkrupp said is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will operate in several defence-adjacent domains including automotive, capital goods, and chemical, mining, and other heavy industries.
The centre will also look to leverage 3D printing capabilities developed through a similar facility launched in Germany in 2017.
Plans to establish the centre follow Thyssenkrupp’s announcement in February 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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