The Impact of Additive Manufacturing on the Energy Industry
Until now many companies in the energy industry have been hesitant to adopt additive manufacturing. This is understandable because 3D printing has been a relatively new technology with unproven results. Fast forward to today, and additive manufacturing is becoming an indispensable part of operations in many industries thanks to its ability to improve efficiency and promote sustainability, and companies in the energy market are starting to take notice.
I’m your host, Ashley Eckhoff, and for this episode of the Siemens AM Podcast I’m joined by Kevin Sheehan, Head of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Energy. He will share with us what they’ve been doing to innovate with additive manufacturing. He will also help us understand how additive is being used in the wider energy industry.
As we talk with Kevin you will also hear about the benefits that additive manufacturing has brought to the energy industry, and you will learn about the challenges that companies wishing to adopt it are facing. Additionally, you will hear about how it AM helping in the building of environmentally friendly parts that are bringing the world into the energy future.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
- What prompted the adoption of additive at Siemens Energy (02:09 )
- Siemens Energy's main customers (04:19 )
- The role of culture in promoting additive manufacturing within Siemens Energy (09:08 )
- How additive is helping in promoting sustainability (11:01 )
- The best use cases for additive manufacturing in the energy industry (15:26 )
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