Lloyd’s Register (LR) has issued a facility qualification certificate to 3D Metalforge, Singapore’s first end-to-end additive manufacturing centre.
3D Metalforge opened in 2017. It features a full range of metal printing services, including design, engineering, material advisory, diagnostics, testing, printing and post-production. 3D Metalforge produces parts for the industrial sector, including the oil and gas, marine, and construction industries. LR’s rich history in the marine, offshore and industrial manufacturing area was another factor for 3D Metalforge, as well as the fact that LR was the first classification society to issue formal guidance notes on the use of additive manufacturing in the marine industry.
LR and its parent organization, the LR Foundation, have been involved in AM projects, funding independent research and insight into AM processes since 2014. LR is also involved in several working groups for international AM standards. It also certified the first 3D printed component for the oil and gas industry in 2017.