Lincoln Electric and Stress Engineering Services, Inc. are collaborating in large-format metal additive manufacturing (AM). Energy, power generation, and oil & gas industries have an increasing interest in AM as they realize the potential benefits for large-scale metal part fabrication: drastically shorter lead times, reduced costs, digital inventory, design flexibility, and high quality compared to castings.
The collaboration between Lincoln Electric and SES will help customers accelerate the adoption and qualification of AM parts. SES assists on the front end with design and analysis and the back end with validation testing, leveraging its design and test capabilities for large components. Lincoln Electric deals in metal AM technology and with its vertical integration and installed capacity can deliver AM components fast.
“SES customers have pain points in sourcing and manufacturing their large metal components that Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions can alleviate,” says Michael Whitehead, SVP, President, Global
Automation, Cutting & Additive Businesses of Lincoln Electric. “By working with Stress Engineering Services, we anticipate driving additive adoption faster by helping customers realize the myriad benefits provided by large-scale metal additive manufacturing.”
Jack Miller, President, SES, said, “Our commitment to the adoption of large format Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology is unparalleled through validation testing and our other capabilities. This alliance strengthens our service portfolio and capabilities in new and important areas. We are very excited to work with Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions to create an outstanding commercial client-focused team that benefits all stakeholders and will ultimately affect client’s capital and operating costs positively.”