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Thursday, September 27, 2018 

Singapore-based Spare Parts 3D and classification society DNV GL are collaborating on the new Joint Industry Project aimed at introducing additive manufacturing to the maritime and oil & gas sectors.

SpareParts3D will bring to the project its expertise in parts catalogue analysis, and building up a digital inventory.

“We see a fantastic opportunity in collaborating with DNV GL on this JIP to communalise and frontload the qualification and certification efforts and to build a marine and O&G industry standard,” said Paul Guillaumot, pictured, CEO of SpareParts3D. “Our ambition for this collaboration is to finally deliver the promised value of Additive Manufacturing for Marine and O&G on-demand spares produced locally to cover shortages.”

3D printing is growing faster every day, with a market growth of 17.4% in 2017. The technology is progressively integrating into every industry but controls need to be in place to ensure products remain safe for use. The partnership aims at tackling the certification issue related to additive manufacturing.

Brice Le Gallo, DNV GL’s Regional Manager South East Asia & Australia, said: “A lot of companies we are working with are curious about AM and indicating they are considering implementing additive manufacturing into their business in the future but sometimes lack the skills and knowledge to adopt this technology. I am very glad that Spare Parts 3D is partnering us in our JIP as they support companies to foster the use of AM into their business at a large scale and bring a strong expertise in supply chain management.”

Spare parts 3D is a tech start-up based on the 3D printing technologies to supply on-demand spare parts to industrial manufacturers around the worlds. The company was created in 2015 and is now supporting multiple industries including the maritime, automotive and industrial machinery sectors.

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