Roboze will present its most advanced 3D printing technology for the energy sector at this year’s OTC (Offshore Technology Conference), on August 16th through the 19th, at NRG Park in Houston. The company will also discuss how additive manufacturing can help energy companies reduce parts replacement downtime, achieve supply chain efficiencies, and contribute to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiatives.
Roboze is anticipated to be the only additive manufacturing company using high-performance polymers and composites at OTC.
“Roboze is uniquely positioned to empower the energy industry with the capability to design and produce the most precise, and most consistently reliable end-use parts that can replace metal,” said Alessio Lorusso, Founder & CEO of Roboze. “Our ability to make parts on demand, through our Roboze Distributed Manufacturing Network, can dramatically slash costly downtime. Overall costs for fabrication and shipping are significantly less than traditionally manufactured metal parts.”
OTC attendees can learn about Roboze’s industry-transforming 3D printer, the ARGO 1000, its heated chamber 3D printer designed to produce end-use industrial parts as large as one cubic meter. Roboze’s ARGO 1000, as well as its ARGO 500 printer, are transforming the way the energy sector and other industries can design and fabricate lighter, higher-quality components made from more sustainable and high-performing super polymers and composites such as PEEK, Carbon PEEK and ULTEM TM AM9085F.
“Energy companies are looking at additive manufacturing solutions not only to achieve supply chain efficiences but also contribute to their ESG goals,” said Arash Shadravan, Energy Business Development Manager at Roboze. “Printing on-demand at a nearby location eliminates longer-distance shipping logistics that burn more fuel.” Shadravan will be presenting at the Rice Alliance Energy Venture Day at OTC, which will be held Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. CST. Roboze is one of only 14 companies selected to present. The Rice Alliance at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University has a 20-year history of supporting startups, tech, and the innovation ecosystem.
Roboze’s attendance at OTC coincides with their co-chairing of the American Petroleum Institute’s 20T and leading role in developing an additive manufacturing API standard for companies to use in greenfield or brownfield energy projects. API 20T membership is comprised of the largest global energy producers, service companies and EPCs (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction companies). Roboze is actively leading this standardization effort along with major American and European energy operators. This standard is expected to be available to the industry in early 2022.
Roboze has been at the forefront of innovation in the additive manufacturing industry, having been one of the first companies in the world to introduce PEEK in 3D printing. The company’s industrial automation system and proprietary gear-based (beltless) technology allow the production of parts that are six times more precise than those made with belt-driven printers. Based in Italy, Roboze opened its U.S. headquarters office in Houston, a site selection influenced largely by the city’s business-friendly environment and its position as the energy capital of the United States.