3d-printing Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology

Additive Manufacturing

makes it possible

to create complex components

from metal powder

in a short time.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Fertigung

Additive manufacturing offers completely new possibilities in the manufacture and design of functional parts.

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology has 7 years of group-wide experience with 3D metal printing and supports the customer in 3D prototyping as well as in implementation, planning and design of their projects with additive manufacturing.

Benefits

  • fast prototype production, design changes and spare parts production

  • complex geometries with small wall thicknesses

  • Combination of individual parts to form a complete component

  • Lightweight construction through bionic design

  • Hybrid production – assembly on existing part

SBOT Internal Post-Processing Technologies

  • Turning/milling and grinding machining
  • Heat treatment (internal/external)
  • Shot peening
  • Material testing in our own laboratory
  • Complete measurement of the component including dimension protocol
  • Repair of components by re-melting the geometry

Additive Manufacturing – The Process

Due to the tool-free, selective melting on the component, this technology enables the most complex shapes to be produced, which they cannot be with conventional manufacturing methods or which are only economical in very large quantities (casting).

For components produced with 3D metal printers, there are already a wide range of applications in industry (automotive, racing, aviation, medicine, tool & mould making, etc.). To be able to use the possibilities of additive manufacturing for oneself, a rethink in the construction and design of conventionally- manufactured parts is necessary.

Technical Data/Materials

Our 3D metal printer is designed for maximum dimensions of 10 x 10 x 10,8 in. We use the following materials:

  • 1.2709 (M300 tool steel)
  • Cobalt-chrome steel
  • Inconel 625 / 718
  • more on request

Our cooperation partners for 3D metal printing are Renishaw and Knust-Godwin.

Currently we are working on a research project Cornet “Ad-Proc-Add”: Advanced Processing of Additively Manufactured Parts.

  • For the production of such complex workpieces SBOT uses the selective laser melting process.

    Layer by layer (20-80 µm), metal powder is applied and melted on by laser.

    3D Samples Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology