SIAEC, Stratasys Joint Venture to Establish AM Center

The two companies will form an additive manufacturing service center that will provide design, engineering, certification support and part production for commercial aviation companies.

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) and Stratasys have signed a joint venture agreement to establish an additive manufacturing service center that will provide 3D-printed parts for use in commercial aviation. This follows a memorandum of understanding signed and announced last year. Under the agreement, SIAEC will have a 60 percent equity stake in the joint venture, with Stratasys holding the remaining 40 percent.

This Singapore-based AM joint venture will offer design, engineering, certification support and part production to customers worldwide including airlines, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This joint venture will leverage additive manufacturing technology to produce plastic aircraft cabin interior parts as well as tooling for MRO providers.

“With increasing adoption of additive manufacturing technology in the aerospace industry, this joint venture will be able to access growing demand for additive manufacturing services,” says SIAEC CEO Png Kim Chiang. “We look forward to partnering with Stratasys to provide our customers with new service offerings as we continue to enhance our suite of MRO services.”

“We are excited to be working with such an innovative and ambitious partner,” says Stratasys CEO Ilan Levin. “By drawing on industry knowledge at SIAEC, we have tremendous opportunity to deliver unique solutions in this high requirement and highly regulated segment.”