Digital Shipyard

At thyssenkrupp Marine Systems we strive to implement digital solutions in all stages of our value chain and apply digital innovations where they bring added value. The Digital Shipyard is about solving problems for our customers and making their lives easier through digitalization.

Fascination deep sea: Autonomous submarines tap previously unexplored seabed

To this day, the world's oceans and their seabed are largely unexplored. The conditions on the seabed are too extreme for humans – such as the very high pressure that exists in the depths of the oceans. These extreme circumstances have turned the deep sea to a fascination for mankind up to the present day. Above all, researchers, navies and utilities are interested in exploring the great unknown. The goal: comprehensive mapping of the seabed - a kind of Google Maps for the sea floor.

New shapes: Submarine components from the 3D printer

Industrial components from state-of-the-art 3D printers have decisive advantages over conventionally produced components. The naval experts at thyssenkrupp in Kiel are therefore working intensively to make 3D-printed components economical for submarine construction as well. The necessary quality and safety standards have already been set - together with a team of specialists from thyssenkrupp in Mülheim, they are now focusing on a major goal: the first series-produced submarine components.

Submarine components from 3D printers go into series production

Industrial components from state-of-the-art 3D printers have decisive advantages over conventionally produced components. By setting up their own team of specialists for additive manufacturing, the naval experts at thyssenkrupp in Kiel are now pursuing a major goal: the rapid and cost-effective series production of 3D-printed submarine components on the local fjord.

TechCenter: 3D printing of parts

With a view to industrializing the 3D printing process, thyssenkrupp’s newly opened TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Mülheim an der Ruhr/Germany has now started making customized products from metals and plastics in a single digital process.

oXeanseeker: the neural network for fishing with less by-catch

Fishermen still find a lot of fish in their nets that they had absolutely no intention of catching. The oXeanseeker aims to reduce this by-catch drastically – and to contribute toward the exploration of the oceans at the same time.

Innovation in deep-sea fishing: How we avoid by-catch and protect the oceans

With oXeanpedia we make a small contribution to minimize the impact of fishing on the ecology of the oceans.

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