Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is an emerging technique for direct conversion of 3D computer-aided designs into physical objects using a variety of approaches. AM technologies are flexible processes that allow for the creation of very complex and customizable 3D objects in just a few process steps and thus have the potential of a significant impact on the supply chain.
Despite the huge potential of AM, there is still limited adaption in different industries, especially in oil & gas and maritime. Is the challenge of implementing AM inherent to challenges in the technology or due to lack of awareness of the AM/business potential in top management?
Day 1 and 2 of this three-day, online course will provide information on AM awareness and what impact AM has on a business/supply chain. It will give you an overview of the business potentials, already proven examples in different industries, but also limitations of AM. In addition, an overview of the available processes and their capabilities will be given.
On day 3 we will dive deeper into selected processes, explain their underlying physical principles, present practical examples from joint industry projects (JIPs), relevant standards and qualification principles and discuss current research.
Upon completion of this course, participants will have an overview of the most important AM technologies, how they influence the supply chain, and how to get started with AM.
Typical participants are:
- Executives seeking to understand the strategic implications of this novel technology (It is possible to join only day 1 and 2 of this course.)
- Materials engineers within the offshore and subsea oil and gas, maritime, and energy sector
- Professionals working with manufacturing and fabrication
- Design engineers with a special interest in AM
- Procurement/supply chain specialists.
Sastry Kandukuri, Senior Principal Specialist, DNV
Sastry Kandukuri is an experienced materials technology professional with more than 20 years of diverse experience. He is actively involved with additive manufacturing technology through standards development, qualification, and certification projects for clients in maritime, oil and gas/energy and manufacturing sectors.
Ole-Bjørn Moe, Senior Engineer, DNV
Ole-Bjørn Moe has worked with additive manufacturing since 2018 and has focused on the development of quality assurance frameworks to enable the technology in the energy sector.
Klas Solberg, Structural Integrity Engineer, DNV
Klas Solberg has recently completed his PhD in mechanical engineering on the topic of fatigue and fracture of additively manufactured materials.
Day 1 and 2
- Introduction and expectations
- Implications of AM on supply chain and business models
- Case examples
- AM technologies and processes
- Applicability for printing – Design and business case
- Available standards and qualification processes.
- The printing process – From feedstock to final part
- Diving deeper: Powder Bed Fusion and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing
- Qualification requirements.
The agenda may be supplemented with topics suggested by the participants.