Desktop Metal subsidiary Aidro, a specialist in volume production of hydraulic and fluid systems through metal additive manufacturing, has received AM manufacturer certification for two metal printing technologies from DNV, the world’s leading society for risk management and quality assurance in the oil and gas and maritime industries.
DNV awarded two certifications to Aidro’s facility in Taino, Italy. These are globally recognized and support the mission-critical energy value chain, including the maritime and oil and gas industries.
“Our team is incredibly proud to receive this global certification for binder jetting and laser powder bed fusion,” said Valeria Tirelli, President and CEO of Aidro, based in Taino, Italy. “The rigorous process used by DNV will enhance industry confidence in these additive manufacturing methods and continue to support the transition of the demanding energy, oil & gas, and maritime industries toward Additive Manufacturing 2.0. Customers taking the leap into the AM 2.0 future are already realizing incredible benefits, including performance enhancements, lighter weight parts, distributed on-demand manufacturing and digital inventory that reduces the need for physical stock.”
Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, pointed out that Aidro’s Binder Jetting certification was made possible by the Desktop Metal Shop System for printing 17-4PH stainless steel.
“Aidro’s binder jetting certification showcases the great performance and reliability of the Shop System, and its ability to serve the most demanding industries such as the oil & gas industry,” Fulop said. “We congratulate all of our Team DM employees at both Aidro and Desktop Metal who contributed to this achievement.”
“We congratulate Aidro for being the world’s first in the industry to receive DNV’s qualification for Binder Jetting Technology (BJT) at AMC 1 level and AMC 3 level for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion technology (PBF-LB). We look forward to continuing close cooperation with Aidro to drive the digitalization shift in manufacturing and providing them and their customers with assurance and confidence in AM products as their use grows across the energy spectrum,” said Dr. Sastry Kandukuri, Global Practice Lead on Additive Manufacturing at DNV’s Technology Centre in Oslo, Norway.
Aidro has been a leader in the adoption of AM in the energy sector. The collaboration between Aidro and DNV began in 2018, when Aidro helped develop the guidelines that formed the basis for the DNV-ST-B203 standard. Aidro has also worked with the American Petroleum Institute and AM Energy to develop standards and promote the use of AM in the energy industry.
“As the Chairman of the AM Energy network and as the AM Lead in Equinor, an international energy company and one of the end users in the AM ecosystem, I congratulate Aidro for their great achievement of becoming one of the first suppliers certified as an AM factory in the Energy Industry,” said Brede Laerum. “Digital inventories together with on-demand manufacturing of spare parts will transform the supply chain and ensure that we can home source production of parts so we can become more cost efficient, sustainable, improve supply resilience and promote local value creation.”
Find out more about Aidro at aidro.it.
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