Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence established in Singapore

February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Norwegian-based DNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company, has established a Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Singapore. According to the company, the centre will focus particularly on AM in the oil & gas, offshore and marine (O&M) sectors.

DNV GL aims to enable the adoption AM technology in the O&M sector by providing the industry with technical standards and guidelines for qualifying and certifying AM equipment, processes, products, materials and personnel. The centre will offer assurance and advisory services in AM and allied technologies and – DNV GL believes – has the potential to position Singapore as a world leader in the technology.

DNV GL has been investigating the opportunities and challenges posed by AM in the O&M sector since 2014. In December 2017 it partnered with Aurora labs to certify metal AM parts for the oil & gas, renewables and marine industries and develop an AM certification standard to cover the entire value chain from powders to parts. Through the newly established CoE, it is reported to be running a collaboration with Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (NAMIC) to develop and certify laser aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) technology for the production of large-scale structures for new marine-going vessels.

Remi Eriksen, DNV GL’s Group President & CEO, explained, “The establishment of the centre is timely due to the rising interest in adopting Additive Manufacturing. With our long track record in R&D and strong position in developing industry technical standards, DNV GL’s Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence will play a catalytic role in the oil & gas, offshore and marine sector.”

“We are committed to building a centre that will contribute to helping Singapore create a vibrant Additive Manufacturing ecosystem,” added Brice Le Gallo, Regional Manager for DNV GL South East Asia and Australia. “The competence and knowledge gained through research and development and advisory engagement with our customers will support Singapore to maintain its competitive edge in the global offshore & marine market.”

February 16, 2018

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