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ExOne Joins AM Consortium to Develop Oil-and-Gas and Maritime Quality Standards

Thursday, November 12, 2020
 

From Formnext 2020… ExOne announced that it is one of 16 companies participating in a consortium led by DNV GL, a global risk-management and quality-assurance society, with the goal of developing additive manufacturing (AM) quality standards in the oil & gas and maritime industries.

In February, the consortium released a new standard for the oil & gas and maritime industries, Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Parts, which is focused on wire-arc and laser powder-bed fusion AM processes. Now, the group is expanding its effort to incorporate more AM technologies, such as binder jetting technology.

ExOne provides AM machines based on metal binder jetting, including the recently introduced concept for its InnoventPro.

“As manufacturers around the world move to new AM technologies, it’s important that they have standards to ensure the quality of their AM parts and products,” says John Hartner, ExOne CEO. “Binder jetting technology already delivers many benefits to the oil & gas and maritime industries, and we’re eager to expand that reach with new quality standards.”

In addition to ExOne, the consortium, founded in 2018, includes Equinor, Saudi Aramco, Siemens, Kongsberg Maritime, Voestalpine, Guaranteed, IMI CCI, Kongsberg Ferrotech, Addilan, BMT Aerospace, FIT AG, Howco Group, ImphyTek Powders, Intertek and XDM3D.

 

See also: ExOne


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