Mississauga, April 4, 2022
We are pleased to announce that voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers (vAMC) in Canada and US are the first ever in North America to be certified by DNV for the Oil & Gas Industry with the DNV-ST-B203 industry standard. vAMC’s certification meets rigorous quality and integrity equipment standards for the manufacture of printed metallic parts.
DNV is an internationally-accredited registrar and classification society based in Høvik, Norway. The new DNV-ST-B203 standard is designed to support and encourage energy industries to adopt Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology and ensure products, assets, and systems across the AM value chain are safe and efficient. This will help energy industries gain cost savings, efficiencies, and built-in safety measures.
“By voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers in North America obtaining this certificate, we are very proud to be the first manufacturer in North America to have Facility Certification granted from DNV. This certification is very important to us. Clearly, it provides operators, and part design owners with a level of assurance when they reinvent their business models to integrate just-in-time manufacturing to their supply chain. With this certification we have increased our customers’ confidence in the quality and repeatability of our AM process.” said Sami Arsan P.Eng,PMP,CAM-F, Regional Vice President Additive and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies North America.
AM is a suite of technologies that utilizes a layer-by-layer approach to manufacture parts. It allows engineers to design complex near-net-shape components that would otherwise be too difficult or costly to produce using traditional manufacturing methods.
“Additive manufacturing will have a significant impact on the future energy value chain. Producing components that have the same level of quality as conventionally manufactured parts and fulfil the industry requirements is key.” said Dr. Sastry Kandukuri, Global Practice Lead – Additive Manufacturing and Senior Principal Materials Specialist in DNV’s Energy Systems Business Unit.
However, issues of trust remain key to additive manufacturing gaining acceptance. For example, the lack of a systematic qualification process, standards, and specialized knowledge of additive manufacturing towards qualification and certification of printed components and materials.
Within the Oil & Gas industry, AM applications include Rotary Steering System components for directional drilling tools, as well as parts for measuring while drilling (MWD), logging while drilling (LWD), completion tools, Wireline, and wellhead and rig applications.
To help our customers in energy industry segment to successfully implement the technology we offer a deep understanding of design, materials, and the printing system to be used. We are delighted that with DNV’s facility certification we now can produce and supply our customers additively manufactured parts that meet both DNV standards as well as our customers’ high expectations.
In order to achieve DNV-ST-B203 certification, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers had to successfully provide and demonstrate its Build Process Qualification (BPQ), laser-based powder bed fusion of metals (PBF-LB/M) AM technology, and materials type—Additive Manufactured Nickel Alloy (UNSN07718).
“At DNV, we are very pleased to certify that the voestalpine’ s Additive Manufacturing centres in North America has demonstrated their ability to reliably produce metallic materials using Additive Manufacturing. I am very happy to note that we are able to support Additive Manufacturing Centers at Mississauga and Houston to reach this milestone, as the first DNV certified manufacturer in North America using Laser-based powder bed fusion of metals (PBF-LB/M). We look forward to continuing our relationship with them and give other companies assurance and confidence in AM products as their use grows across the energy spectrum.” added Dr. Sastry.
As a global AM technology company, we offer the full suite of AM products and services throughout the value chain, supporting and driving innovation and development based on lengthy experience around materials and processing. Starting from the alloy development and metal powder production, to design and manufacturing and including post-processing. We offer the end-to-end solutions to reduce waste and mitigate risk in the supply chain with the goal of being your trusted and reliable business partner.
vAMC provides AM solutions, from concept-to-commercialization, such as powder development/production, design, simulation, AM build, thermal processing, machining, and coating for multiple industries.
“At voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers we ensure the highest possible quality, reliability, consistency and on time delivery by managing every step of the value chain from powder production to delivery of the finished product” added Arsan.
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voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers is the Additive Manufacturing unit of voestalpine High Performance Metals Ltd., a Canadian operation of voestalpine AG, a leading steel and technology group. Based in Linz, Austria, voestalpine is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries as well as the aerospace and oil & gas industries; it is also the world market leader in railway systems, tool steel, and special sections. voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers in North America operate Additive Manufacturing in Mississauga, ON, Canada and Houston, TX, United States.
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