Conversation with Sylvain Guyot, Additive Manufacturing Lead at EDF Hydro
and Samuel Lecerf, Industrial Director Europe/Africa at Vallourec
Vallourec has manufactured the first safety-critical sealing ring using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing for EDF Hydro’s hydroelectric facilities. This component, manufactured in martensitic stainless steel, is 1-meter long in diameter and weighs approximately 100kg.
“Today, we have proved the benefits and the process of this technique and now we would like to scale up production and benefit from this new supply method in our facilities, which will involve thousands of components.”
Sylvain Guyot, Additive Manufacturing Lead at EDF Hydro.