The oil and gas industry spends billions of euros on keeping the spare parts in the stock worldwide, it can drastically change the business model by replacing it with printing on demand. That is one of the conclusions of the Joint Innovation Project Oil and Gas. Additive Industries has printed one of these impellers for the pump of a fire extinguishing system on an oil rig.
Compared to the current production technique, casting and finishing, the turnaround time is shortened from 24 to 2 weeks. Our own Harry Kleijnen, Key Account Manager, represented Additive Industries as industrial additive manufacturer in this project. Harry was interviewed by Franc Coenen for an eye opening article for in the 3D Print Magazine. Read full article (in Dutch):