Adopting AM for the energy sector

Printed gas turbine blade for energy generation

Additive manufacturing has the ability to remove many of the supply chain bottlenecks faced by companies in the energy industry. However, there is still some hesitancy towards fully embracing it as part of their go-to solutions. This is because the early adopters have not yet unlocked its full potential when combined with other tools such as design and simulation tools.

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 the current state of additive manufacturing in the energy industry.

In this episode, you’ll learn about the challenges that have slowed down the adoption of additive manufacturing in the energy industry. You’ll also learn about the role that simulation and automation are playing as the industry continues to digitalize. Additionally, you’ll learn about what has prompted increased digitalization within the industry in the last five years.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The challenges slowing down the adoption of additive manufacturing (00:51)
  • The role that simulation is playing in the energy industry (07:55)
  • Areas within the energy industry that are embracing automation (11:15)
  • The position of additive manufacturing within the energy industry in the Gartner Hype Curve (13:30)
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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