3DPrinting.com reports that Shell’s gate valve, which was printed in 3D, has received certification.

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A Groundbreaking Milestone: Shell’s Additively Manufactured Gate Valve Receives CE Certification###

Imagine a future where additive manufacturing (AM) technology revolutionizes the energy sector, enhancing safety and efficiency for critical pressure components. Well, folks, that future is not far away. Bonney Forge, a company based in Philadelphia, USA, has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by obtaining CE certification for an additively manufactured gate valve. And the best part? This breakthrough innovation was produced by none other than Shell.

Shell’s Energy Transition Campus in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, played host to the creation of this groundbreaking gate valve. Crafted meticulously by a team at Shell’s very own Additive Manufacturing facility, this additively manufactured valve has surpassed all expectations. So much so, that it has been granted a Particular Material Appraisal, signifying compliance with the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU and ensuring absolute quality assurance.

But what make this certification truly noteworthy are the implications it carries. Not only does it showcase the safety and quality of AM-produced valves, but it also sets the stage for the commercial production of pressure components that meet rigorous standards for safe operation in the energy sector.

Europe is no stranger to embracing technological advancements, and this certification adds another feather in its cap. It is one of the first instances in the region where a spare part manufactured using AM technology has received such approval for field operations. This achievement has created waves in the industry, proving that additive manufacturing has the potential to disrupt and revolutionize traditional manufacturing processes.

The significance of this achievement has not gone unnoticed, as it will be further discussed at the prestigious 2023 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing. Scheduled to take place in Washington DC from October 30 to November 3, 2023, this conference will provide a platform for industry professionals to delve deeper into the impact of AM technology on the energy sector.

With this groundbreaking milestone, we can confidently say that the integration of AM technology in the energy sector is moving swiftly towards a brighter and safer future. And it doesn’t end here. Shell is continuously pushing the boundaries with its additive manufacturing initiatives, paving the way for more innovations and advancements in the field.

We are excited to witness the progress that the energy sector will make with the incorporation of AM technology. To stay up-to-date on all the latest stories and developments in additive manufacturing, sign up for our weekly newsletter. And don’t forget to share your thoughts and opinions on this groundbreaking achievement with us on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

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