As oil and gas companies continue to explore and drill in harsh environments, protecting their equipment is an essential aspect of their operations. Damage and contamination to seal areas and threads can result in costly downtime, repairs, and replacement of equipment. Fortunately, Norshapes AS is leveraging 3D printing technology to produce flexible protectors that are helping oil and gas companies avoid such damages and costs.
Norshapes AS are providing solutions that help avoid costly damages and downtime.
The benefits of using 3D printing technology for producing protectors are numerous. Firstly, 3D printing enables the creation of small series of large protectors. Unlike traditional manufacturing techniques, which require expensive tooling and setup costs for small production runs, 3D printing allows for efficient, cost-effective production runs of various sizes.
Our capabilities for printing models up to 600x600x600mm make it possible to produce protectors for large equipment.
Secondly, 3D printing makes it possible to produce protectors with complex geometries, which can be challenging with traditional manufacturing techniques. This is particularly important for oil and gas equipment, which often has irregular shapes and sizes. With 3D printing, it’s possible to create custom designs that fit perfectly, providing optimal protection for the equipment.
Our materials are ideal for oil and gas equipment because of the excellent mechanical properties, such as high elasticity, abrasion resistance, and durability. Additionally, They are resistant to oil and chemicals, making them an excellent choice for equipment in harsh environments.
In conclusion, 3D printing technology is revolutionizing the manufacturing of protectors for oil and gas equipment. With the ability to produce cost-effective small series, create protectors with complex geometries, and use materials with excellent mechanical properties, companies like Norshapes AS are providing solutions that help avoid costly damages and downtime. As the industry continues to push the boundaries of exploration, the use of 3D printing technology will become more critical in protecting valuable equipment.