Manufacturers of equipment, products, and services to the mining and oil and gas sectors should consider the disruptive impact of 3D printing, according to a new report from Global Data. In part driven by the remote geographic nature of oil and gas facilities, 3D printed products, or manufacturers who products can be 3D printed on demand, are set to become more competitive in this sector.
The report outlines that large amounts of equipment and infrastructure will need to be replaced and retrofitted as it reaches the end of its lift. If the replacement parts could be 3D printed, the process of maintenance could be sped up, and made more cost-competitive. In addition, with down-time in an oil or gas facility involving large costs, reducing the time it takes to source and incorporate a new product will be a vital factor. To deliver the gains from 3D printing processes, industry […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...