The project involves international collaboration between leading companies and institutes of the Maritime and AM sectors from Norway and Germany. The maritime industry in these two countries is among the most global, innovative, and forward-looking industries.
SINTEF is the coordinator of FlexiMan project. SINTEF has a deep history in the development of industrial research on additive manufacturing and is recognized as a key resource in Norway and Europe. SINTEF has significant contributions to the development of hybrid manufacturing approaches to combine AM with conventional manufacturing processes and to produce multi-material components. SINTEF will support the industries in the project to develop manufacturing strategy which enables producing competitive maritime parts with the required quality.
Kongsberg Maritime AS
Kongsberg Maritime AS is an international marine systems provider. Headquartered in Norway and with a footprint in 34 countries, the company delivers products and services for on- and offshore, merchant marine, subsea, navy, coastal marine, aquaculture, training services and more. The contributions of Kongsberg Maritime AS in the project is to build competence in applying AM technologies for components to maritime products. The aim is to generate experience in manufacturing of competitive AM parts which have the required quality in accordance with internal- and class society requirements.
Nordic Additive Manufacturing AS
A Norwegian start-up company which pursues product innovations through combinations of classical manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing. The Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) is the key technology of the company. In FlexiMan project, NAM contributes to the manufacturing of water jet impeller. The aim is to demonstrate LMD for advanced and technologically demanding products.
The interdisciplinary Additive Manufacturing team in Fraunhofer IPK is specialized in the metalworking processes: Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) and Directed Energy Deposition (DED). In the FlexiMan project, Fraunhofer IPK is developing manufacturing strategies for complex DED-parts such as propeller blades and pump impellers.
Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH
Since 1948, Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH has been a major player in the development and production of ship propellers. Thousands of vessels equipped with MMG propellers are at the moment crossing the oceans. Among them are many ships that are largest in their category.
LaserCladding Germany GmbH
LaserCladding Germany is a member of the growing LaserCladding family and represent a successful AM manufacturing industry. Our mission is to revolutionize the industrial reprocessing of metallic components by means of generating reconditioning technologies. Our activities aim to reduce downtime, protect resources, and offer our customers maximum benefit.