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Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

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Hey all,

I was recently shown a video of a 3d printer working in metal that included machining capabilities. It was downright impressive. It got me curious, and I was wondering if anyone knows whether these types of manufacturing techniques are being looked at by ASME for the BPVC. Has anyine seen any notes or articles by ASME?

I think it is certainly a long way off for big vessels, but it makes me wonder about smaller parts or components. It would certainly make geometries such as flued opening much easier to fabricate!

Cheers.

RE: Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

marty007, I will ask around this week. It's BPV Code Committee meeting week in Colorado Springs.

RE: Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

(OP)
Hey thanks, good timing!

On the subject of BPV code committees, I've been growing interested in somehow taking part in something like this for my industry. I've read what the ASME website says about joining committees, but can you give any first-hand perspectives on the BPC committees (commitment/acceptance/etc...)?

Thanks!

RE: Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

(OP)
I didn't even know that section existed... which is likely the case for many professionals involved in ASME pressure equipment work.

It sounds like TGS4 might be able to answer the question directly from the source this week.

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