- Mette Lokna Nedreberg
- Chief Engineer Material Technology
- Kongsberg Maritime AS
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.
Kongsberg Maritime strive to hold the position as a world leading technology provider within the maritime and marine market. The product range is one of the broadest in the world encompassing vessel design, integration of complex system and the supply and support of power and propulsion equipment. It is important for Kongsberg Maritime to implement forward-thinking technology to assure efficient and smart production of components and to contribute to the green shift of maritime industry.
Kongsberg Maritime joined the FlexiMan project consortium to build competence in applying Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies for marine components. The project will generate experience in manufacturing of competitive AM parts which have the required quality in accordance with internal- and class society requirements.
Additive Manufacturing is the key to the transformation towards future-oriented, digitalized, and sustainable production processes. The AM will enable new design with enhanced functionality and reduced weight. It will make it possible to print parts with less material usage to reduce material waste and save cost.
The application of AM will significantly lower the lead time and reduce the transport and storage needs of marine components. It will reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and open new opportunities in the aftermarket business. So far, AM components show material- and mechanical properties with high quality and according to standards and class society requirements.