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As energy, oil and gas companies continue to explore the benefits of effectively using 3D printing in their supply chains, the industry may see significant growth. On offshore rigs, downtime can be very expensive for oil companies. 3D printing solves this challenge through on-site manufacturing to quickly replace damaged parts. Energy, oil and gas engineers can seek to adopt integrated designs produced by PTJ to improve the efficiency of components. Facts have proved that this technology is increasingly able to meet the complex needs of the energy industry.
From design, modeling, proofing to small batch production, it meets the rapid production needs of new equipment parts or devices in the new energy industry.
Three-dimensional digitization has been widely used in the field of scene-based on-site and component inspection. It can verify damaged and vulnerable components in a timely and accurate manner from the design, respond to repairs immediately, and efficiently produce spare parts and spare parts on the spot.
The unique manufacturing method of 3D printing can change the arrangement of energy storage units and change the micro-electrode structure, thereby optimizing energy storage efficiency and discharge speed, thereby greatly improving the utilization of new energy sources. Emerging printed conductive materials have also created the possibility for the development of new types of energy.
3D printing technology can realize the integrated molding of complex structures, making it possible for the unique cooling circuit design to optimize the design of core energy-consuming components.
The key application of 3D printing in the energy sector is rapid prototyping. Time to market is one of the most critical issues facing any industry-the longer their concept stays in the design cycle, the less the company’s potential profit. Under pressure to create solutions quickly, engineers and designers must make fast and accurate decisions in the concept phase. Rapid prototyping is a critical step in design verification, but if it cannot be performed quickly and cost-effectively, it may constitute a potential obstacle to start-up. Rapid prototyping and 3D printing go hand in hand. 3D printed prototypes enable engineers to fail quickly, produce multiple iterations, and change component designs overnight to meet deadlines.
Using 3D printing to manufacture products, end-use parts has also become an increasingly mainstream business in the energy sector. Because 3D printing can create customized, complex parts faster than traditional manufacturing processes, engineers found the technology to be an ideal solution for low-volume projects. 3D printing does not require tools, and it can produce lightweight structures with complex internal features, which is a key element of next-generation energy, oil and gas components.
The oil and gas industry needs parts to meet strong performance and environmental standards. AM allows the realization of complex geometries in a fluid configuration. 3D printing metal materials are dense, corrosion-resistant, and high-strength, which can meet many application requirements. The newly developed 3D printing materials, such as the PEKK-based thermoplastic Antero 800NA, have both hydrocarbon resistance, good tensile properties and high thermal deformation.
In the parts market, you can see the increasingly important application of 3D printing in the energy field. The high cost of downtime and the challenge of distributing logistics to widely distributed remote areas have resulted in excessive spare parts inventories. 3D printing can provide solutions through on-site systems or fast on-demand printing of old parts from 3D printing service providers.
3D printing is not only seen as a way of the renewable energy supply chain, but also a way to reduce costs and promote the development process, which will help the renewable energy industry to flourish and allow it to replace traditional energy sources. At the same time, it can develop new materials to create new clean energy equipment.
Compared with traditional solar panels, 3D printed solar panels have unparalleled technical advantages: production will be liberated, decentralized, and users can become their own masters; in terms of supply chain, this model has also realized that Use is ready, supply and demand are completely balanced, which solves the situation of inventory backlog or short supply. In addition, 3D printing technology allows the solar energy industry to produce products with unprecedented lightness and thinness. Once the shape, volume, weight and other factors of the solar panel are no longer limited, it can find many new application scenarios that we had never imagined before.
These 3D printed panels require more research and development to enable them to be adopted on a larger scale. It has been proven that their efficiency is 20% higher than that of traditional methods. In addition, their production costs are less than half of traditional methods. The cost reduction has had a positive impact on the widespread application of renewable energy, which also opened the door for developing countries that have no easy access to electricity to use renewable energy, because the governments of developing countries have less funds to invest in these new technologies.
The limitations of the previous generations of manufacturing technology for wind turbines and their reliance on lower-cost materials have limited the types of shear net structures that can be used, but 3D printing will soon be able to change all of this.
A wind turbine nacelle made of structural fabric or blades with metal mesh makes this hybrid wind turbine no longer a fantasy, which can minimize weight and enhance structural integrity. Not only that, as the power rating and power density of wind turbines continue to grow, the rotor size must also increase proportionally, and this is where 3D printing is needed to play a role.
Using 3D printing technology, large-scale metal components with complex structures can be accurately formed in one piece, and nuclear power facilities related parts can be produced flexibly, opening up a new path for high-quality, high-efficiency, and low-cost manufacturing of nuclear power equipment. Relevant practices have shown that the performance of 3D printed parts has reached or even partially surpassed the products being used in the nuclear power industry.