Sembcorp Marine recently received certifications qualifying its 3D printing procedures and specifications for components used in its construction and repair projects. This game-changing development paves the way for the Group to unlock significant efficiencies and reduce supply chain risks.
Awarded by quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL, the certifications endorse Sembcorp Marine’s use of 3D printing technology for repairing non-critical parts such as worn-out metal sleeves used in pumps, and for fabricating bevel gear sets for machinery applications.
More importantly, these certifications give Sembcorp Marine the experience to prepare for the validation and use of more 3D-printed components in its projects, which will reduce the Group’s reliance on external procurement.
3D printing can also expedite project turnaround at Sembcorp Marine shipyards and allow the wider offshore and marine (O&M) sector to become more self-sufficient.