ASTM International #ICAM2021, the diverse and engaging panel, AM in the Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry: How Do We Get More Parts out of the Lab and into the Field?, began with panelist examples of their use of #additivemanufacturing. These included repair of worn parts, test and manufacturing fixtures, flow control parts, casting replacements, and specialized hydraulic components in the oil and gas environment.
Their examples provide a look at how AM affects industry performance improvements, inventory reduction, and designs optimized for AM.
The panel shared examples of standardization gaps in testing and qualification, corrosive requirements in harsh conditions, specific NDE requirements, and material standards unique to oil and gas solutions.
They also shared their views on where this industry application could be in 5 years, including: * better trained and experienced design engineers * a more simple risk-based design process for AM parts * better process controls * new overall capabilities unlocked with AM such as reduced carbon footprint
Panelists: Mackenzie Dreese, Baker Hughes Matt Sanders, P.E., Stress Engineering Services, Inc. Sekhar Samy, P.E., IMI Critical Engineering Tad Steinberg, Siemens Energy Valeria Tirelli, AIDRO hydraulics & 3D printing