In 2018, a consortium of twenty-three companies, managed by DNV and Berenschot, started the ProGRAM JIP project.

The goal of this project was to produce a guideline with the necessary requirements to introduce components made by Additive Manufacturing into the oil, gas and maritime industry. Together with them and the other partners in the energy, oil, gas and maritime industries, we have set the goal of standardization and adaptation of Additive Manufacturing.

Our main contribution to ProGRAM JIP Phase II was the expansion of the existing DNV Additive Manufacturing process guideline “DNV-ST-B203” by the Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion process (a process where an electron beam is used to scan a powder bed).

Impeller (part of a centrifugal pump) printed by BMT Aerospace with the PBF-EB technique

As an end result, the guideline is now successfully extended by EB-PBF, WAAM, DED and MBJ processes. The new version will be released by DNV in 2022. Hopefully, this new version will further enable industrialization of Additive Manufacturing.

We are proud to announce that BMT Aerospace will join JIP ProGRAM Phase III and continue the work where Phase II left off. The project will kick off at the end of this month, where we will work to continue proving the value of AM for the industry with all the valuable partners.

Want to know more about the first two phases of the project? Read the full article starting from page 137.