Spare Parts 3D (SP3D), headquartered in Paris, France, has partnered with Brazil’s Ocyan to further advance the use of Additive Manufacturing in the oil and gas sector. Using Spare Parts 3D’s DigiPART end-to-end software solution, Ocyan has introduced Additive Manufacturing to its spare parts supply chain.
Ocyan provides solutions for the offshore upstream oil and gas industry and, despite being new to Additive Manufacturing, the company wanted to look at a significant number of parts to evaluate their potential for AM production. In eleven weeks, DigiPART enabled the project team to analyse 17,000 spare parts from Ocyan’s inventory (with no 3D files). Depending on which supply chain issue the team looked at (lead time reduction, minimum order quantity optimisation, simple cost reduction, etc.), the number of viable AM parts totalled up to 11% of the total parts analysed.