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Additive Manufacturing for the Oil , Gas & Maritime industry

Oil, gas and maritime are often considered as « sister » fields as they usually raise the same issues. In manufacturing, companies of this sector usually wonder if 3D printed parts can truly make operations in this field smarter and greener.

HII shares its latest efforts to integrate AM into the shipbuilding process for nuclear-powered submarines

On the heels of its approval as a vendor to provide some Additive Manufacturing components to Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) platforms, HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division shares the recent efforts it made with its...

NAVSEA 3D prints and replaces de-ballast air compressor at sea

NAVSEA is the largest of the Navy's six system commands, responsible for the procurement, maintenance and modernization of ships, submarines and systems for the U.S. Navy. NAVSEA’s Technology Office is leading multiple areas of...

HII receives approval from NAVSEA to 3D print parts for naval vessels

The Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) has received approval as a vendor to provide some additive manufacturing components to Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) platforms. Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole...

35 years of AMUG: the how and the why of a volunteering commitment that pushes the AM industry forward

The 2023 edition of AMUG will be held at Hilton Chicago, from March 19 – 23, 2023. If you’re a Communication & Marketing Manager new to this industry and trying to set out your events...

Al Seer Marine unveils HYDRA, first 3D Printed drone boat

Al Seer Marine, a maritime equipment manufacturer and services provider based in Abu Dhabi, recently introduced HYDRA, a 3D printed unmanned surface vessel (USV), or drone boat. Described as a first of its kind, HYDRA is...

US Navy explores the use of AM for 5,500 parts with schedule challenges for maintenance

The AM journey of US Navy started in 2016. Ever since they validated their first business case, different divisions of the organization have been exploring the capabilities of this technology. The latest example they...

Shell joins a consortium of companies to advance the use of 3D Printing as a repair method of underwater assets

Last year, Kongsberg Ferrotech, Equinor, SINTEF, and Gassco joined forces to develop 3D printing technologies for subsea equipment repair and maintenance. The partners who respectively specialize in robotics, energy, research and gas, believe that...

New 3D Printing Standard is available for Suppliers of Oil & Gas Parts

The growing use of AM goes along with a number of standards-developing organizations and classification bodies—including ASTM International, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Norway’s DNV—releasing...

SeaBioComp uses Additive Manufacturing and other processes to develop biocomposites products for marine applications

The ultimate goal of the project is to reduce the use of fossil-based materials in the marine sector by developing bio-based composites that have long-term durability with reduced CO2 emissions and environmental impact on...

Exxonmobil to receive a giant 3D printed pressure vessel fabricated with AML3D’s WAM® technology

With the goal of creating what is described as the “world’s largest 3D metal printed pressure” part,  integrated oil and gas producer ExxonMobil Asia Pacific has signed a $190,000 manufacturing purchase orderwith metal 3D...