Additive Manufacturing for the Energy Industry

AM opens up huge opportunities by revolutionizing the manufacturing and repair of components

Fast, efficient, flexible: AM makes the difference

Be it rapid prototyping or manufacturing parts for aero-derivative, gas and steam turbines or compressors, they can be designed faster, with increased flexibility, better materials, and optimized efficiency. This way, 3D printing enables cutting edge technologies with reduced time-to-market and quick upgrading of existing assets. Being both a pioneer and a leader in the industrialization of AM, Siemens Energy is in an excellent position to give its customers the products and tools they need for the next generation of power products.

What’s up in AM?

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Rapid Prototyping

Parts can be rapidly printed and checked for certain properties before serial production beings, massively speeding up innovation cycles.

Rapid Repair

With AM, parts for industrial gas turbines and compressors can be repaired up to 60% faster and even upgraded to the latest part design.

Spare Parts on Demand

Traditional stockpiling of parts becomes a thing of the past. Since an AM-printer can precisely reproduce many parts from 3D-datasets, there is no need to have them physically on hand.

Rapid Manufacturing

AM enables the use of new materials and the creation of innovative parts with higher performance and new product features, while at the same reducing time lead times.

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AM Success Stories

Siemens Energy is driving the industrialization and commercialization of AM processes. Here are some examples of 3D printed parts working in the real world.

3D-printed vanes proved successful

  • DREWAG AG operates a 25-year-old CCPP with three Siemens V64.3 gas turbines. As part of a lifetime extension and modernization upgrade, Siemens Energy replaced conventional turbine vanes with 3D-printed ones.
  • Phase 1 focused on the reproduction of the vanes, while in phase 2 improved, re-designed vanes will be installed. The initial phase already brought remarkable results: The vanes are characterized by high accuracy and show an excellent operational behavior after nearly 8,000 EOHs. 
  • The new generation of vanes, that will be installed in June 2021, have an advanced air cooling design, that can contribute to increased efficiency and decreased emissions. 

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Inside AM

Sebastian Piegert, Technology Field Lead Additive Manufacturing, shared linsights on the Siemens Energy AM approach and strategy.

AM - new opportunities for power plant operation

Additive Manufacturing technology is enabling the transformation of energy systems.

Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Energy

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