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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.

Remote maintenance with the Red Case

A reliable Remote Maintenance System provides expertise aboard a ship anytime and anywhere – ensuring smooth functioning and detecting problems before they arise.

How smart glasses extend reality right before your eyes

HoloLens augmented reality glasses integrate virtual objects such as texts, visuals, or videos in the “real world environment” and extend the physical world by enriching it with additional information. At thyssenkrupp Marine Systems we are already using the HoloLens in submarine construction. "What we are seeing here is the beginning of a revolution in how ships and submarines will be built in the future," Senior Project Engineer (PLF) at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems tells us.

Augmented reality in submarine construction

For each submarine, well over 50,000 welded parts have to be spatially positioned during the construction process. Conventionally, this requires hundreds of 2D drawing sheets as design documents. However, when working with augmented reality (AR), this is no longer necessary. Marking, assembly and inspection of the objects is done by virtual overlay.

Digital underwater communication in maritime shipbuilding

In recent years, many efficient transmission methods have been developed for mobile communications. Electromagnetic waves for wireless data transmission now enable large bandwidths and data rates of several GBit per second in this area - even over long distances. Digital underwater communication is an exception.

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.

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