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3D Printing in Oil & Gas

3D printing is increasing its presence in the oil and gas industry. The technology provides solutions for a more efficient production system, while also reducing costs. 3D printing research and development is now demonstrating it will have a significant impact on the oil and gas industry.

3D printing in O&G provides the opportunity to reduce cost at the local level. Many uses of 3D design and production will drive the cost in the industry down. From developing small parts at refineries to being able to print critical parts on rigs 250 miles offshore, 3D printing will continue to drive down the cost while at the same time increasing security and safety of facilities and personnel.

GorillaMaker can met the needs of this industry with both plastic based printers for commodity parts and flexible parts as well as metal printers to create critical parts for remote sites and understocked supplies.

BP’s Global Energy Outlook

BP Global’s Energy Outlook 2017 Study reflects that 3D printing should be shifted away from mass production and focuses on local manufacturing in the markets where the products are sold. Adjusting to the economic and energy shifts is BP’s goal when implementing 3D printing into their process management. BP believes 3D printing use will increase its substantial presence in the oil industry in future years, but it believes 3D printing will have a higher impact on industries in the global supply chain that the oil industry relies on.

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