3D Metalforge and Par Pacific to explore AM applications for the Oil & Gas sector

Par Pacific refinery - image: Par Pacific

3D Metalforge, a Singapore-based additive manufacturing company, is working with Par Pacific Holdings Inc to develop new applications of additive manufacturing.

As a refining company operating three US-based refineries with a total of 154000 barrels per day, Par Pacific’s main interest will be to explore where AM can make sense in the Oil & Gas sector.

3D Metalforge has inaugurated its Singapore-based facility last year that is equipped with Ultimaker FDM 3D printers. However, the company also develops a proprietary AM technology that will be utilized as part of this collaboration with the Hawaii-based division of Par Pacific.

After successful field testing of these parts and the expected adoption of API (American Petroleum Institute) standards, both companies plan to introduce 3D manufactured parts into Par Pacific’s regular supply chain, initially in its Hawaii refinery, before being expanded to the other refineries.  

3D Metalforge CEO, Matthew Waterhouse said: “We are thrilled to be starting this project with Par Pacific and having an opportunity to show how our additive technology can help refineries make their operations and supply chains more robust and sustainable.”  

Whilst the current contract of this partnership is immaterial in value, it is an  excellent validation of the Company’s technology and market traction.

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