SIA Engineering to explore 3D printing tech in aircraft parts production
It signed a deal with Stratasys.
As part of efforts to accelerate adoption of 3D-printed production parts for commercial aviation, SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) tied up with 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two entities, they will explore a joint venture to be majority owned by SIAEC. The deal combines Stratasys’ deep know-how and expertise in additive manufacturing, including in the aerospace segment, with SIAEC’s comprehensive maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service offerings to provide airline customers across the globe with scheduled maintenance and on-demand parts solutions.
The two are eyeing to establish a Singapore-based Additive Manufacturing Service Centre, offering design, engineering, certification support, and part production to SIAEC’s network of partners and customers. Stratasys will provide the domain expertise related to additive manufacturing and drive the development of Aerospace applications together with SIAEC.
SIAEC CEO Png Kim Chiang said the collaboration will strengthen SIAEC’s comprehensive suite of MRO solutions and enhance its support to customers, especially in the region.