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Innovation & Engineering

Watching our engineers develop ideas and bring innovative technologies to life is fascinating and inspiring at the same time. In our Innovation & Engineering section we want to share the ingenuity behind our innovations and how they take shape in the form of state-of-the-art submarines, surface vessels, our services as well as naval electronic systems.

A-LAB – a space for innovation, growth, and mentorship

To foster and challenge young tech-savvy talent among university students, our colleagues at ALTAS ELEKTRONIK have built a special space within the company: A-LAB. We talked to Dr. Julien Hansen, Technological Manager for Autonomy and AI at ALTAS ELEKTRONIK, about what A-LAB stands for and how both, employees and students, thrive because of it.

Women in maritime engineering

To this day, women are underrepresented in many fields – especially in maritime shipbuilding. For the International Women's Day, we talked to Gabriele Zogs. As Head of Engineering Resources Management, the mechanical engineer looks back on a successful career in a traditionally male dominated industry.

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.

New fuel cells for submarines: Fourth generation of high-tech propulsion

Fuel cells are seen as a great hope when it comes to efficient propulsion technologies for the future. The idea behind them is already around 180 years old - but today they are used primarily in modern submarines. To make submarines cheaper, more powerful and efficient in the future, the marine specialists at thyssenkrupp are currently working on the fourth generation of fuel cells. This is to be used as standard equipment from next year.

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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