AML3D has been awarded the first Additive Manufacturing Facility accreditation with wire feedstock from DNV, the world’s leading Marine & Industrial Classification Society. The accreditation encompasses an “Approval of Manufacturer” (AoM) certificate and demonstrates that AML3D’s WAM technology meets the enhanced ‘class certification’ standards for integrity and quality that are applied to critical components in the oil & gas and marine industry.
AML3D is the first wire feedstock-based additive manufacturing company to achieve this accreditation – Approval to produce 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 operate in extreme load, pressure, or corrosive environments. This provides a significant competitive advantage to AML3D as, currently, the only wire-feed additive manufacturer accredited to supply these high-value parts to DNV’s global customer base.
AML3D’s DNV accreditation follows 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 estimates that, in combination, the DNV and Lloyd’s Register’s customer base give the company access to close to two-thirds of the global market for high-value, class-certified marine components.
The DNV Accreditation closely aligns with AML3D’s growth strategy to increase sales of existing products, access new markets and sales, and expand the company’s potential customer base. It also aligns with AML3D’s strategy to focus on enhancing the quality of its products and services to enhance customer satisfaction.
Benefits of the DNV Accreditation include advantages and differentiators for AML3D when engaging in high-value parts tenders, extending the range of contracts and customers AML3D can target in the maritime, oil & gas, and navy/defense marine organizations, the ability to produce high-quality parts for use in critical operations within the marine and oil & gas industries and issue ‘Class Certification’ for critical components, and extends AML3D’s track record of delivering best-in-class, high quality, high integrity components.
The development of AML3D’s commercial relationship with Boeing, for example, is aligned with the company’s multiphase growth strategy to develop additional and geographically diverse markets across aerospace, space, and defense to drive value creation over the medium term. As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures, and services commercial airplanes, defense products, and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries.
“Similar to our Lloyds Register accreditation, DNV Facility 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,” said Andrew Sales, Managing Director of AML3D.