Business and technology development
We fast-track business and technology concepts throughout the additive manufacturing supply chain. Our proof-of-concept, feasibility and pilot studies offer independent scientific evaluation of the practical potential of an idea, its technical and economic feasibility and the risks involved before full investment is placed on scaling innovations.
Pre-production qualification and approval
We document the performance of innovations in additive manufacturing, and we help to develop solutions to potential challenges before new technologies come into operation. Drawing on DNV Standard DNVGL-ST-B203
: Additive manufacturing of metallic parts, we carry out systematic assessments to document technology performance and quality. This includes:
- Endorsement of facilities and digital products/services
- Qualification of manufacturers
- Qualification of build processes
- Qualifying parts.
Read more about DNV's AM standards and guidelines
, and how we are working in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders to increase knowledge and acceptance of AM.
Verification and certification of production and operations
We carry out surveys and independently verify equipment, facilities, and products. We verify and certify according to DNV’s oil and gas industry standards, and other recognized codes of practice, to help companies across the supply chain demonstrate safety and industry best practice. Based on these standards and practices, we provide industrial supply chains with assurance that equipment for manufacturing printed parts meet high standards of quality and integrity. Furthermore, we ensure that materials used to produce AM parts are of the right quality.
DNV is one of the world’s largest classification and certification societies ready to approve 3D printing/AM products. Find out more about how we are supporting the shipping industry.
Testing and research
DNV operates a network of 10 laboratories
and test sites across three continents. We are ready to address the most challenging technical needs of the additive manufacturing supply chain:
- Materials testing to regulatory standards and company requirements
- Full-scale testing of structures, components and systems in realistic environments
- Failure analysis to help determine the cause of failure and prevent failure incidents
- Corrosion testing to help the industry find cost-optimal solutions.
Read more about how DNV is investing in research and innovation
, to ensure that everyone in the oil and gas and related industries benefits from AM.