An additive manufacturing technique called DMD (direct metal deposition) developed by OR Lasertechnologie in Dieburg, Germany is claimed to enable reliable protection of sensor elements by means of a hard alloy.
OR claims it makes it possible to significantly extend the lifetimes sensors, for example in pipelines of the oil and gas industry.
Industrial sensors are very sensitive components. They are deployed to precisely and reliably monitor temperatures, flow rates, and pressure over long periods of time, for example in oil and gas pipelines. [Read more…] about OR Lasertechnologie claims its additive manufacturing technique ‘extends life of sensors’