Environments in oil and gas wells are harsh, complex and abrasive, wreaking havoc on drilling systems and equipment, which are especially difficult to replace or repair when in boreholes miles underground. For manufacturers in this space, industrial 3D printing, known as additive manufacturing (AM), has been a game-changer. AM technologies…
Fabian Alefeld is the North American manager for EOS’s Additive Minds consulting practice, which works
with organizations across a variety of industries to maximize their efforts at every stage of the AM journey from start to part. For more information, visit www.eos.info. In May 2020, AMCM, an EOS Group company, announced its AMCM M 4k-1 (single laser) and AMCM M 4k-4 (four laser) industrial DMLS metal 3D printing platforms, which offer high-performance, customizable platforms ideal for oil and gas applications.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.