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DNV is investing in collaboration with industry and academia to build trust in the additive manufacturing supply chain

The challenge now is to get all stakeholders in the oil and gas and related industries talking and looking at the best ways to ensure that everyone in the sectors benefits from additive manufacturing (AM). DNV is leading this effort in several ways: 

DNV Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence 

DNV has established a Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The Centre intensifies our work in additive manufacturing by providing technical standards and guidelines for qualifying and certifying equipment, processes, products, materials and personnel. It serves as an incubator and testbed for 3D-printing technology, doubling as DNV’s global competence and service delivery center for assurance and advisory services in this and allied technologies.

Supporting academic advances in additive manufacturing 

DNV and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are supporting academic advances in additive manufacturing for the maritime, oil and gas and other industries, through a four-year research collaboration agreement. Two new doctoral student (PhD) positions are being created through the Industrial Postgraduate Programme, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and DNV. A further full time Research Fellow post is also being created at NTU’s Singapore Centre for 3D Printing. The research agreement will focus on developing industry standards, quality assurance processes, certification and supply chain tracking for the additive manufacturing sector.