Al Seer Marine, an Abu Dhabi-listed marine company engaged across multiple marine sectors and a subsidiary of International Holding Company (IHC), has announced the launch of its additive manufacturing business unit.
Commonly referred to as 3D printing, additive manufacturing uses computer aided design (CAD) software or 3D object scanners to produce lighter, stronger parts and systems.
The technology provides numerous advantages during the manufacturing process, enabling engineers to design parts with increased complexity in drastically shorter timeframes.
Al Seer Marine’s new business unit will leverage the latest additive manufacturing technologies for the company’s in-house manufacturing of unmanned vessels and vehicles. The business unit will also develop large-scale additive manufacturing (LSAM) products and parts that are in high-demand regionally and globally.
On the company’s latest offering, CEO Guy Neivens said: "Al Seer Marine is deeply committed to ensuring that its value proposition is constantly evolving in meaningful and innovative ways. The company’s decision to pursue additive manufacturing is testament to the technology’s growing influence and diverse applications across a range of sectors."
Founded in 2003, Al Seer Marine is a leader in marine services in the region with 1 billion paid-in capital and over 1,200 employees. As of September 2021, the company’s assets amounted to AED 6 billion, compared to AED 717.81 million at the start of the year.
Al Seer Marine provides vessels construction services, operation, refurbishment, and yacht management to private customers, as well as fulfilling public sector vessels contracts.
"This increased adoption has been largely driven by the digital process behind additive manufacturing, which allows for the creation of bespoke parts with complex geometries and little wastage – rapidly reducing costs and weight considerations while maintaining the part’s strength and integrity," he stated.
"We are confident that our additive manufacturing business unit will be in a position to lead the segment across the region by 2025, introducing numerous advantages to our industrial capabilities and transforming the region’s shipping industry," he added.