AM for Energy, Oil and Gas

The Additive Manufacturing Advantage

Parts produced with addititve manufacturing can be found across the industry, from undersea applications to rooftop photovoltaic installations. Parts need to be tough, robust and durable. They have to withstand the rigours of both environment and activity. With an array of materials designed to stand up to such rigours, Additive manufacturing gives you the chance to realise your design sooner. It enables you to explore fit and functionality options without incurring tooling costs. And now, with materials specifically designed for production, additive manufacturing can be used to produce end parts without thinking about tooling.

Concept Visualisation

Accelerate your product design phase. Scaled and real, tangible digital image visualisation.

Design for performance without traditional limitations.

Customise endlessly and validate for engineering.

Prototyping

Shorten production times for revolutionary ideas and enhance quality with rapid validation prototyping and testing

Accelerate early stages of development with quick and inexpensive functionality testing

Customise options based on OEM needs and enable brand differentiation

Production and LV Manufacturing

Shrink your supply chain with low cost solutions including on demand and low volume production

Customise batches with minimal loss from design changes

Deliver extreme precision and unfailing endurance from design freedom

Increase efficiencies and reduce costs with rapid, precise tooling options for vac casting, injection moulding and silicone moulding

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SLA in the Aerospace Sector

Concept Visualisation

Large print areas on SLA machines enable industrial product engineers to produce robust, superbly finished, finely detailed concept models for visualization purposes.

Validation Prototyping

SLA lends itself well to improving product design at the innovation and product development stages. Parts have good, functional quality surfaces and the ability to reproduce intricate detail even for large scale pieces is second to none.

Pre-production

SLA is the perfect solution to low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required.

Applications

Aesthetic and functional prototypes, jigs and fixtures, tooling, snap fit designs, fluid flow analysis tools.

SLS in the Aerospace Sector

Validation Prototyping

Creating surrogate parts to check form and fit, particularly for applications requiring high temperatures and high levels of strength and durability. SLS enables the engineer to design parts with variable wall thicknesses to increase strength to weight ratio.

Pre-production

SLS can help with low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required. SLS is also ideal for the creation of jigs and fixtures for pre-production parts.

Applications

Prototyping for heat resistant functional parts; ducting and bellows; complex interlocking end-use parts in very low volumes.

FFF in the Aerospace Sector

Validation Prototyping

Check form and fit for applications requiring high levels of strength and durability.

Production

FFF, reinforced with Kevlar, carbon or Fiberglass, produces strong, lightweight, end-use parts with considerable costs and time savings.

Applications

Fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, which need to be stiff and strong, and durable; one-off functional parts such as electronics housings, handles, seals, electrical components.

DLS in the Aerospace Sector

Erosion and corrosion resistance to help you harness energy from the world’s natural resources

We know that if you are to win that race to market, you also need to be able to create high-strength production parts in a tight time frame. Or, you’ll need to flex your supply chain with end-use parts on demand. They’ll comprise complex geometries yet need to be tough enough to endure the rigors of the seas, the deserts and the mountaintops, including wind,salt and sand erosion.

We can help you deliver on value and on economies of scale. Our revolutionary additive manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis™ opens up exciting production and customisation opportunities. It produces parts with all the qualities of injection moulded plastics without the tooling costs. It offers an array of specially formulated materials, from rigid, fire-resistant polyurethanes to ultra-impact absorbent elastomers.

Production

Print end-use parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties. Multiple parts provide scale economics, including customized functional knobs, electrical casing.

Applications

Winch and furling drum components; connectors; knobs, switches, device covers, electrical housing.