Lincoln Electric and its Partners Win TCT Award for Innovative 3D Metal Printing Solution
Lincoln Electric, Chevron and Stress Engineering Services win Industrial Product Application category in 2023 TCT Awards
Lincoln Electric and its partners Chevron and Stress Engineering Services have received the prestigious TCT Award for 2023 in the Industrial Product Application category for 3D metal printing refinery pressure components. The TCT Awards celebrate advances in technology, innovation and collaboration in the global 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry. The entries are judged by an independent panel of industry experts from across the globe using a rigorous judging process.
Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions, Chevron and Stress Engineering Services collaborated to qualify and manufacture pressure components that were installed in a hydrogen furnace at a Chevron refinery. The components weighed on average over 225 kg (500 lbs) and were printed with nickel wire using gas metal arc additive manufacturing. In less than a month, the team delivered production parts totaling over 2,250 kg (5,000 lbs) of deposited wire. The application not only showcased the speed at which parts can be delivered using Lincoln Electric’s proprietary 3D metal printing technology, but also how close collaboration in design can improve product performance and ease of installation.
“We are honored to receive this award that showcases our game-changing ability to solve problems for the industry by reducing lead times from months to weeks,” said Mark Douglass, Business Development Manager, Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions. “Our vertical integration and industry-leading capabilities allowed us to meet Chevron’s challenging timeline, demonstrating the value of large-scale 3D metal printing. We applaud TCT for its work to increase awareness and adoption of 3D printing worldwide.”
Lincoln Electric’s additive manufacturing solution has applications across a wide range of end markets including energy, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, heavy equipment and more. The company operates the largest known wire metal 3D printing factory in the world and is capable of printing metal-based parts over 8 ft. (2.4 m) in length and weighing in excess of 8,000 lbs. (3,630 kg). The company’s proprietary and patented metal 3D printing solution uses its own SculptPrint™ OS software, robotic cells and welding wire to control quality and ensure a reliable supply chain.
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About Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers’ fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 71 manufacturing locations in 20 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at https://www.lincolnelectric.com.