Lloyd’s Register (LR) held a qualification workshop in March 2017 for Keppel Offshore and Marine and the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) to focus in on a safe, sustainable and quality-driven approach to additive manufacturing (AM) of metallic parts. The workshop focused on the parts intended for rugged environments such as shipping and offshore oil and gas production. Qualification is a critical step towards certification and adoption of industrial products made by AM. The workshop focused on a holistic range of knowledge and skills required to demonstrate the competency in AM, and also to meet the industry quality and safety regulations and standards.
The three-day workshop covered a range of topics including Design, Materials, Manufacturing, Post-processing, Inspection, and Testing.
LR’s expertise is built from its audit and assurance activities for clients, its involvement on several standardisation working groups and international joint industry projects, as well as its collaboration with a charitable arm, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, which is funding research programmes to address wide-ranging safety challenges related to the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies.