24 Nov

AM Parts Successfully Tested On-Board an Oil Tanker Vessel

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT 3D Metalforge Limited (ACN 644 780 281)¦ASX:3MF 16 Ord Street, West Perth¦+618 9482 050 0 www.3dmetalforge.com 3D Metalforge’s Additive Manufactured Parts Successfully Tested On - Board the Endeavour Oil Tanker 3D Metalforge, ABS, Sembcorp Marine and ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers in Landmark Additive Manufacturing Project 24 November 2021: 3D Metalforge (ASX: 3MF) (3D Metalforge or the Company), a global revenue generating Additive Manufacturing company, is pleased with the results of an industry leading A dditive M anufacturing (AM) project led by multi - national firms ABS, ConocoPhillips Polar T ankers , Sembcorp Marine Ltd and 3D Metalforge. This pioneering AM project started in February 2021 where functional additive manufactured parts were fabricated, lab - tested and installed on - board the oil tanker Endeavour. Parts fabricated by AM , installed and in operation on the oil tanker for six months have been retrieved, inspected by the vessel’s crew and remote surveyed by ABS , and have been validated to be in good working condition. Mr. Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engi neering and Technology , said , “We are delighted with the performance of the parts and the successful completion of the project. It’s an important step forward for a technology that certainly has a significant role to play in the future of the marine industry. ABS is committed to ensuring these types of parts are introduced without compromising safety . ” Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, is the fabrication of parts by adding material layer by layer. It means products and components can be fabricated locally or potentially on - board ships and offshore assets, shrinking the supply chain and lead times for specialized and complex parts, introducing new efficiencies driven by design innovation, reduced manufacturing time, and improvements in parts availability . Traditionally, parts used in shipbuilding and repair are manufactured via casting or forging techniques. For this projec t, the consortium utilized AM to fabricate three types of parts that meet s conventionally manufactured products in terms of quality. ABS has now approved these additive manufactured spare parts after successful onboard testing on an oil tanker. Image of the oil tanker Endeavour 3D Metalforge Limited (ACN 644 780 281)¦ASX:3MF 16 Ord Street, West Perth¦+618 9482 050 0 www.3dmetalforge.com The three parts were : • Gear set and gear shaft for boiler fuel supply pump ; • Flexible coupling for marine sanitation devices pump ; and • An ejector nozzle for a freshwater generator. Mr. Robert Noyer, ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers Engineering Superintendent , said, “The superior performance of these parts in service is a testament to the rigorous engineering, manufacturing and post - production testing put in place by the team involved with this venture. We look forward to future opportunities to support our vessels with this technology . ” Sembcorp Marine Head of Research & Development Mr. Simon Kuik , said, “The success of this project augurs well for the adoption of AM in the marine industry. Through AM, Sembcorp Marine is able to customize parts for our customers and reduce material wastage and remove supply chain inefficiencies. This augments our value proposition as a one - stop innovative solutions provider for the offshore, marine and energy industries and affirms our sustainability ethos.” Mr . Matthew Waterhouse, 3D Metalforge Managing Director , said, “We are proud to work as a trusted partner, with companies like ABS, Sembcorp Marine and ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers to provide greater value through new and innovative manufacturing solutions, and to help meet changing component manufacturing, supply chain and sustainability challenges. The inspection and validation of these additively manufactured components support our belief in this technology and its application. This exposure to Additive Ma nufacturing’s capabilities will broaden its commercial applications and acceptance in the future . ” ABS has been supporting the industry with the introduction of AM since 2017. In 2021 the ABS Guide for Additive Manufacturing was published, focusing on two main categories of metal AM processes: Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition. The Guide defines the ABS approval and certification process for AM facilities and AM parts by providing standards for AM design, feedstock material, pre - build, build and post - build processes, inspection and testing. The Guide includes a strong focus on the quality of the materials and of the manufacturing process, both of which are key elements of the ABS process. Whilst the value of this project is not material to 3D Metalforge, the scope of work demonstrates the Company’s continuing commitment to leading the way in additive manufacturing technologies and partnering with tier one firms. - ENDS - This announcement has been approved for release by the Board of 3D Metalforge Limited. F or more information please contact: Company enquiries Media enquiries Matthew Waterhouse Elodie Castagna Managing Director FTI Consulting info@3dmetalforge.com +61 4321 200 61 elodie.castagna@fticonsulting.com 3D Metalforge Limited (ACN 644 780 281)¦ASX:3MF 16 Ord Street, West Perth¦+618 9482 050 0 www.3dmetalforge.com A BOUT ABS ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of adv anced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost - effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets. A BOUT POLAR TANKERS Polar Tankers, wholly ow ned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips , is located in Houston, Texas. The vessels operated by Polar Tankers utilize fully redundant operating and navigation systems as well as twin engine rooms – each capable of propelling the vessel at full capacity. The double hull design was engineered to exceed OPA 90 requirements for safe and efficient oil transportation in the environments in which they operate. A BOUT SEMBCORP MARINE Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, we have close to 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and s pecialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading and conversion of different ship types. Our solutions focus on the following areas: Gas Value Chain; Renewable Energy; Process; Advanced Drilling Rigs; Ocean Living; and Maritime Security. Our custom ers include major energy companies, owners of floating production units, shipping companies and cruise and ferry operators. They are supported by four commercial units: Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding. Sembcorp Marine operates shipyards and other facilities strategically located in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Brazil. ABOUT 3D METALFORGE 3D Metalforge (ASX: 3MF), founded in 2015, is a leading Additive Manufacturing (AM) compa ny that supports a growing multinational industry - leading client base with their advanced proprietary 3D additive manufacturing systems. The Company offers a full range of in - house AM printing services from design and engineering, material advisory, diagno stics and testing, to printing and post - production certification to the latest industry and API standards. Its approach to industrial production, its proprietary processes and eco - friendly technology produce high - demand parts faster, better and more cost - e ffectively with less environmental impact and greater sustainability than conventional manufacturing. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT Statements contained in this release, particularly those regarding possible or assumed future performance, revenue, costs, dividends, production levels or rates, prices or potential growth of 3D Metalforge Limited, are, or may be, forward looking statement s. Such statements relate to future events and expectations and, as such, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward - looking statements dependi ng on a variety of factors.
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