Additive Manufacturing in the Energy Industry (ep. 4)

By Ashley Eckhoff

The energy industry has for a long time been conservative and opposed to changes in its operations. However, the current shift in energy preference that has been brought on by the need for environmental conservation and government regulation has changed the industry’s attitude. They are now digitalizing and embracing concepts such as additive manufacturing to reduce cost, attract talent, and extend the life of existing plants.

I’m your host Ashley Eckhoff and I’m joined by John Nixon of  Siemens Digital Industries Software and John Lusty, the Industry Lead for Energy & Utilities Industry Marketing at Siemens Digital Industries Software. They’ll share with us how additive manufacturing is being used to transform the energy industry.

In this episode, you’ll learn about the different segments within the Siemens energy and utility industry. You’ll also learn about the challenges that additive manufacturing solves and the opportunities it opens up the industry to. Additionally, you’ll learn why the adoption of new technology in the industry has increased over the past few years.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The impact that energy transition is having on the industry (04:09)
  • How the adoption of new technology impacts new energy projects (06:45)
  • The speed of technology adoption within the energy industry (07:45)
  • The challenges that additive manufacturing solves (14:21)
John Nixon - Speaker

John Nixon – Speaker

Experienced Senior Director with a demonstrated history in the energy, petrochemical and information technology industries. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Environmental Awareness, and Quality Management. Strong business development professional with a BS focused in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

John Lusty - Speaker

John Lusty – Speaker

Global lead for Industry Marketing to the Energy & Utilities Industry on the Global Strategy & Marketing team at Siemens Digital Industry Software.

Ashley Eckhoff - Host

Ashley Eckhoff – Host

Ashley Eckhoff has a background in engineering and has been with Siemens for over 20 years in various capacities. He has spent the past few years deep-diving into additive manufacturing in both product design and marketing roles.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/additive-manufacturing/additive-manufacturing-in-the-energy-industry/