25/06/2020 - Industry 4.0On June 10th, Bertrand Maillon, Additive Manufacturing Business Developer, and Jonathan Moulin, Product Developer, demonstrated the benefits of Vallourec’s additive Manufacturing technologies in a webcast presentation with World Oil. More than 260 participants learned about how these new technologies will change the oil and gas industry and got a glimpse of some of the most recent projects in these areas.
Two technologies for customer benefitsThermal Spray is a solution that help manufacturing tailor-made tubulars by “augmenting” them. What does it mean? A metal deposit sprayed on the pipe will allow to modify it – be it create different shapes or modify surface properties – and provide it with new functionalities and features. Combined with our digital experience, it could turns standard pipe into special pipe depending on its position in the tubular assembly and on the operational challenges of the asset.
Vallourec at the forefront of Additive Manufacturing innovationVallourec is accelerating the industry’s acceptance of WAAM technology by proposing on-demand blanks with high-strength properties. And this with a flexible wire source. Vallourec collaborates actively with major stakeholders such as standard-setting bodies (API, ASTM, DNVGL), several companies through consortiums, but also thanks to discussions with start-ups, major manufacturers and universities.