Conversation with Edwige Ravry
Additive Manufacturing Lead, TotalEnergies
Vallourec has recently produced 2 lifting plugs using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) meeting Weatherford’s urgent operational demands. The 3D-printed safety-critical components weighed 175kg each with a tailor-made diameter of 50cm and were designed for load carrying applications of around 100 metric tons.
“We were extremely happy with the finished product and will look to Vallourec and this method for future requirements.”