One project focuses on ensuring that metal spare parts and components such as this impeller are according to specifications.
One project focuses on ensuring that metal spare parts and components such as this impeller are according to specifications.

Additive Industries says that it has extended the deadline to complete two joint innovation projects aimed at developing qualifications for additive manufacturing (AM) spare parts in the oil and gas and maritime industries.

The projects have been extended till December 2019 ‘to gain learnings from a second round of part production and to allow maturing of draft guideline through the use by the partners’, the company said.

One project focuses on ensuring that metal spare parts and components, produced via wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) and laser-based powder bed fusion (LPBF), are according to specifications, while the other involves creating a business tool to determine the bottom-line impact of 3D printing spare parts in comparison with traditional manufacturing routes.

The partners are Equinor, BP, Total, Shell, Kongsberg, OCAS, Ivaldi Group, TechnipFMC, Siemens, Voestalpine, Vallourec, Aidro, SLM Solutions, Additive Industries, Quintus Technologies, HIPtec, IMI CCI, and the Advanced Forming Research Centre of the University of Strathclyde, and the projects are managed by DNV-GL and Berenschot.

The deadline for new partners to join the projects is 31 July 2019.  

This story uses material from Additive Industries, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.