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November 28, 2019updated 27 Dec 2021 7:38am

3D printing promises enhanced operational efficiency and growth for the oil and gas industry, says GlobalData

3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, has developed strongly in recent years. From machine parts to lifelike figurines, 3D printing has multiple applications worldwide. It has also emerged as a key enabling technology in driving productivity and is gaining increased global prominence.

In the oil and gas industry, 3D printing may seem to have few real-world applications due to its dependence on plastic products; however, recent developments in 3D printing allow metal-based products to be created that are more useful in the volatile environments prevalent in the oil and gas industry.


Recent advances in metal-based products hold promise for 3D printing in the oil and gas industry

In the report, 3D Printing in Oil & Gas – Thematic Research, GlobalData explores how 3D printing is utilized in the oil and gas industry. A key benefit is a reduction in the time taken to produce complex product prototypes. The technology can also reduce the time needed to manufacture functional products for use in field operations. Oil and gas environments are often extreme, so the development of robust equipment to improve efficiency is key.

Key highlights of the report include:

  •     Gain an insight into how companies are gravitating towards 3D printing to design and produce complex equipment
  •     Understand the importance of 3D printing in the oil and gas industry
  •     Review real case studies of the ever-growing capabilities of 3D printing
  •     Identify key companies and technologies based on their exposure to 3D printing


Use GlobalData’s thematic research report to gain a strong understanding of how 3D printing can be implemented in the oil and gas industry. Detailed historical and forecast data enables the reader to channel resources and identify key investment opportunities to maximize growth.


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