AML3D Limited (AML3D) has entered into a purchase order on standard commercial terms valued at approximately AUD 215,000, with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, to produce 2 subsea pipeline fittings using AML3D’s patented Wire Additive Manufacturing (WAM®) advanced 3D metal printing technology solution. Under the order, AML3D will manufacture next generation large-scale, steel pipeline fittings to meet both American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Petroleum Institute (API) standards. Once produced, the fittings will undergo rigorous, independent mechanical testing to validate the suitability of AML3D’s WAM® technology for use in subsea programs. The WAM® manufactured fittings will include materials to improve corrosion resistance in extreme and hostile environments.
The Chevron order builds on AML3D’s track record of advanced manufacturing for the Oil and Gas industry, including the creation of the world’s largest 3D metal-printed commercial pressure vessel for a Tier One Oil and Gas Client and the world’s largest certified and approved high-pressure monocoque piping spool.
WAM® can produce higher quality components, faster than traditional manufacturing, that meet stringent industry standards with better ESG outcomes.