First Metso valves with 3D printed parts shipped to a customer
Metso Corporation's press release on December 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EET
Metso has delivered the first valves with 3D printed parts from its Helsinki plant. The valves include 3D printed metal components that allow the valves to perform in a particularly demanding application where they need to withstand numerous fast open-close cycles without maintenance.
"We are at the forefront of using 3D printing in valve applications, having started testing the suitability of 3D printing technologies for metal components already years ago. We have defined and prototyped several concepts where the 3D printed components can provide new levels of valve performance compared to components manufactured with traditional methods," says Jukka Borgman, Director, Technology Development.
"The beauty of 3D printing is that it allows the customer to have devices whose new properties can only be implemented using the 3D printing method. With certain products, a key benefit for the customer can be exceptionally quick delivery times," says Jani Puroranta, Metso's Chief Digital Officer.
The 3D printed parts and related methodological investigations are part of a broader digitalization project at Metso. In addition to valve component production, Metso is already using 3D printing to additively manufacture tools used to make minerals consumables parts.
Watch how we 3D print valve components from this video.
Additional information on Metso's digitalization projects: Digital Metso
Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.
For further information, please contact:
Jani Puroranta, Chief Digital Officer, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 50 517 9992, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jukka Borgman, Director, Technology Development, Metso Flow Control, Tel. +358 50 591 3128, Email: email@example.com
Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Metso3D_1: 3D printed anti-cavitation ad noise attenuation trim for ball valves.
Metso3D_2: 3D printed valve components.