Lincoln Electric and Stress Engineering Services, Inc. (SES) have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize their collaboration in the field of large format metal additive manufacturing (AM).
Lincoln Electric and SES bring complementary strengths to the world of metal additive manufacturing, and now the two are joining forces to help promote this high-growth industry and the applications it contains.
Additive manufacturing is of increasing interest to the energy, power generation, and oil and gas industries as they realize the potential benefits of AM for large-scale metal part fabrication: lead times. Significantly shorter run times, lower costs, digital inventory, design flexibility and high quality, especially when compared to castings.
The close collaboration between Lincoln Electric and SES will help customers accelerate the adoption and qualification of AM parts. SES supports upstream design and analysis and downstream validation testing, leveraging its industry-leading design and testing capabilities for large components. Lincoln Electric is at the forefront of AM metal technology and with its vertical integration and installed capacity, it can quickly deliver high quality AM components.
“SES customers face challenges in sourcing and manufacturing their large metal components that Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions can alleviate,” said Michael Whitehead, SVP, President, Global Automation, Cutting & Additive Businesses of Lincoln Electric. “By working with Stress Engineering Services, we plan to accelerate the adoption of additives by helping customers realize the many benefits offered by large-scale metal additive manufacturing. “
Jack Miller, President of SES, said, “Our commitment to adopting large-format metal additive manufacturing technology is unprecedented through validation testing and our other capabilities. This alliance strengthens our portfolio of services and our capabilities in new and important areas. We are very excited to be working with Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions to create an exceptional customer focused business team that benefits all stakeholders and ultimately will positively impact customer capital and operating costs.
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