AML3D Limited, a publicly traded company that uses new technologies to pioneer metal additive manufacturing globally, announced that DNV, the world’s leading Marine & Industrial Classification Society, has awarded it the first Additive Manufacturing Facility accreditation with wire feedstock.
AML3D’s AM Facility has been awarded the DNV accreditation to manufacture marine components. The accreditation includes a “Approval of Manufacturer” (AoM) certificate, demonstrating that AML3D’s WAM® technology meets the enhanced ‘Class certification’ standards for Integrity and Quality, which are applied to critical components in the Oil & Gas and Marine industries.
AML3D’s AM Facility awarded DNV Accreditation
AML3D is the first Additive Manufacturing company to be accredited using wire feedstock: Class certified components made of “Steel for hull structure and equipment; Copper alloys for valves, fittings and general applications as per DNV’s rules”, which that operate in extreme load, pressure, or corrosive environments have been approved. As the only wire-feed additive manufacturer accredited to supply these high-value parts to DNV’s global customer base, AML3D gains a significant competitive advantage.
Following the recent announcement of the implementation of the AS9100D:2016 Standard for aerospace components and AML3D’s previous world first wire-arc additive manufacturing facility certification by Lloyd’s Register, AML3D has received DNV accreditation. AML3D estimates that the combined customer bases of DNV and Lloyd’s Register give the company access to nearly two-thirds of the global market for high-value, class-certified marine components.
The DNV Accreditation to manufacture marine components closely aligns with AML3D’s growth strategy to increase existing product sales, enter new markets and sales, and broaden our potential customer base. It also fits with AML3D’s strategy of focusing on improving the quality of its products and services in order to increase customer satisfaction.
Benefits of DNV Accreditation
- It distinguishes AML3D from its competitors when participating in high-value part tenders.
- Increases the number of contracts and customers that AML3D can target in the Maritime, Oil & Gas, and Navy/Defence Marine industries.
- Capability to manufacture high-quality parts for critical operations in the marine and oil and gas industries, as well as to issue ‘Class Certification’ for critical components.
- Extends AML3D’s track record of delivering best-in-class, high quality and integrity components.
“Similar to our Lloyds Register accreditation, DNV Accreditation allows us further access into the Marine markets for high value essential components. DNV offers a broad range of customers including a heavy focus on Oil & Gas sector, a key growth target for AML3D. This accreditation is a game changer for us, in terms of the ability to issue Class Certificates using our WAM process. We’re very excited to have a great relationship with DNV and explore opportunities amongst their customer base.”– Andrew Sales, Managing Director, AML3D
The expansion of AML3D’s commercial relationship with Boeing, for example, is consistent with the Company’s multiphase growth strategy to develop additional and geographically diverse markets across Aerospace, Space, and Defense in order to drive value creation in the medium term. Boeing, a global aerospace leader, develops, manufactures, and services commercial aircraft, defence products, and space systems for customers in over 150 countries.
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