Transformative Role of 3D Printing in Oil, Gas to be Discussed By Industry
The role that the industrial application of 3D printing could play in transforming the production of bespoke, high-value, low-volume manufacturing in the oil and gas industry will be discussed by sector representatives at an upcoming event in March.
The additive manufacturing (AM) seminar, organized by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and TWI, will feature industrial case studies and presentations on design, materials and process development, component manufacture, validation techniques and certification routes.
The seminar, held Mar. 21, will bring together stakeholders in advanced manufacturing technologies and services in an open forum to discuss future opportunities, benefits and challenges, including how the oil and gas industry can robustly adopt AM technologies.
“The opportunities which metal additive manufacturing (AM) present for innovation within the oil and gas industry have yet to be fully realized,” Ian Phillips, chief executive of OGIC, said.
“The rapid growth of the technology has seen it used for industrial production in markets including medical, dental, aerospace, automotive, consumer products and oil and gas. Metal AM technologies benefit these sectors by offering design freedom and a correspondingly increased capacity for innovation and reduced time-to-market in product development,” he added.
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