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Metal AM part approved by Lloyd’s Register

07 September 2017 ...

3T RPD has produced a Titanium Gateway Manifold for pipelines using their metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology, and it has just been certified as the first additively manufactured part for the Oil and Gas industry by global engineering firm Lloyd’s Register.

AM was the ideal method to produce the part as it contained complex internal channels and would have been virtually impossible to manufacture using traditional methods.  Designed by Safer Plug Company, the part required a stringent certification process to ensure it was safe to use functionally having been manufactured with AM technology.  It is believed the certification of the Gateway Manifold is an industry breakthrough for the Oil and Gas market.

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Safer Plug’s Gateway Manifold in three states of manufacture approved by Lloyd’s Register

From left to right: Safer Plug’s Gateway Manifold in three states of manufacture: Transparent stereolithographic prototype, additively manufactured in titanium but not machined, and the final machined titanium part

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