3-D printing, which creates complex shapes by building up layers of plastic or metal particles, is quickly becoming a popular production method in the oil and gas industry. Many parts, such as fuel nozzles that are created by welding together separate components, can be created in one piece using this new technology. Considered a type of additive manufacturing, the technology is now used for prototyping, but is poised to become the accepted way to mass-produce parts.
Logik Precision is now pleased to offer this technology to its customers.
Applications For 3-D Printing
This process is particularly pertinent to the oil and gas industry as printing can be activated and controlled with mobile applications. Oil and gas engineers can create parts in the field to replace a broken part of an oil rig.
Some specific applications in the oil and gas industry include:
There is also great potential for 3-D printing use in the aerospace industry for parts such as gauges, fuel nozzles, and prototypes.
The technology works well on small parts that are 4 to 5 inches long and 1-2 inches high.
For information about 3-D printing, contact Logik Precision at 800-684-2041.