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Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Using 3D metallic printing for manufacturing refinery pump impellers

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D metallic printing, is identified as one of the game-changing technologies in recent years for the oil and gas industry.

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D metallic printing, is identified as one of the game-changing technologies in recent years for the oil and gas industry. Although the nonmetallic AM industry has progressed significantly, metallic additive manufacturing for the oil and gas industry is still in the early development phase. Various technologies have been developed, or are being developed, to allow manufacturing of metallic spare parts. Saudi Aramco, a major oil producer, is collaborating with several AM-leading companies to evaluate this technology and capitalize on its benefits, where applicable. This article documents the collaboration between Saudi Aramco and Siemens Energy to m

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