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DNV GL awards thyssenkrupp Additive Manufacturing Approval of Manufacturer certificate

DNV GL awards thyssenkrupp Additive Manufacturing Approval of Manufacturer certificate
An additively manufactured probehead produced by thyssenkrupp from austenitic heat resistant steel (Courtesy DNV GL/thyssenkrupp)

DNV
GL, a classification society headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has awarded
thyssenkrupp AG, Essen, Germany, the first Additive Manufacturing Approval of
Manufacturer certificate.

The
society states that the certificate makes thyssenkrupp the world’s first
producer of additively manufactured parts for maritime applications to obtain
manufacturer approval from DNV GL. Certification was reportedly important for
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as the company reports that it is working with
international customers on the integration of AM parts on ships and submarines.

According
to DNV GL, the approval covers the Additive Manufacturing and processing of
austenitic stainless steel parts. Certification was also awarded for the
acceptance process in accordance with EN 10204 and the associated product
information, particularly the chemical and physical material
characteristics. 

“Additive
Manufacturing will have a significant impact on the future maritime value
chain,” stated, Geir Dugstad, Director of Ship Classification &
Technical Director of DNV GL – Maritime. “Producing components that have
the same level of quality as conventionally manufactured parts and fulfil class
requirements is key.”

Dugstad
added, “At DNV GL, we are very pleased to certify that the thyssenkrupp
TechCenter Additive Manufacturing has demonstrated its ability to reliably
produce metallic materials using Additive Manufacturing. This is the first time
DNV GL has awarded its Approval of Manufacturer certificate, and I would like
to congratulate thyssenkrupp on this achievement.”

Dr
Luis Alejandro Orellano, Chief Operating Officer, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems,
commented, “We are delighted that with thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive
Manufacturing we now have a certified partner who can supply thyssenkrupp
Marine Systems with additively manufactured parts that meet both our own and
our customers’ high expectations. Together we are putting innovative solutions
into our submarines and ships, setting new standards for the navy of the
future.”

“A
team effort was particularly important here, as the certification required us
to rethink traditional methods for quality evaluation and certification,”
explained Eva Junghans, Senior Principal Engineer, Materials & Welding
at DNV GL – Maritime. “I would like to thank everybody involved for their
support and collaboration.”

www.dnvgl.com

www.thyssenkrupp.com

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