The oil and gas industry could be the latest field to embrace 3D printing to make custom parts and prototypes. General Electric Oil & Gas already has plans to use 3D printing for its NovaL T16 natural gas turbines. The industrial giant already uses the technology to make similar nozzles for its jet engines.
3D printing has become mainstream thanks to the aviation and medical fields. Doctors can make patients specialized devices to suit their health needs. In the aviation industry, engineers can use 3D printing to make prototypes quickly to see which model works before production starts.
The oil and gas industry can use both models for building equipment such as customized products, replacement parts for older machinery and quick prototypes. … (read more)