Additive manufacturing cuts lead times for Knust-Godwin

Oilfield Technology | August 12, 2019

Additive manufacturing cuts lead times for Knust-Godwin
Renishaw has supplied four RenAM 500Q metal additive manufacturing machines to Knust-Godwin located in Katy, Texas, US. The high-productivity machine, designed for serialised industrial manufacturing, has enabled Knust-Godwin to drastically reduce lead times for its customers. Knust-Godwin machines large, complex parts for oilfield instrumentation. The company first introduced additive manufacturing as a new technology to help improve the efficiency and productivity of tools in the oil and gas industry. The company chose to expand its additive manufacturing capacity to handle serial production, purchasing four RenAM 500Q machines.

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The convergence of sensing, simulation, algorithms, cloud, and analytics is disrupting the manufacturing value networks, creating a new paradigm. This convergence, led by digital continuity, is poised to drive creative destruction and expansion of traditional business models. The manufacturing community needs to embrace digital transformation to sustain market competitiveness and prevent disruption.

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