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Knust-Godwin installs four Renishaw metal 3D printing systems to produce oil and gas tooling components

July 09, 2019 / Sam Davies

Precision machining company Knust-Godwin has installed four Renishaw RenAM 500Q metal additive manufacturing systems as the company moves into serial production with AM. Knust-Godwin has been operating out of Texas for half a century, machining large and complex components for the oil and gas industry. In more recent years, the company has adopted 3D printing technologies, initially to validate designs more efficiently, but now to produce tools with reduced lead times. These tools include components for down hole measurement which can be designed to offer better flow while drilling and logging. The reduced lead times in the production tools has a positive impact on the turnaround of the entire project, while Knust-Godwin has also reported a reduction in waste.