A standardized procedure for metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes and a qualification scheme have been developed for the AM design, materials, build procedure and post build procedure. The standardized procedure and qualification scheme provide requirements for AM applications in accordance with classification Rules/Guides, industry standards or original designer’s specifications and address the needs of various stakeholders such as part designers, AM manufacturers and end-users in AM process value chain. The standardized procedure and qualification scheme can help to facilitate the application of AM technologies in the marine and offshore industry and bring benefits by shortening the supply chain, reducing waste, enabling more design flexibility, and integrating subassemblies.

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