John Duffy

Sales Manager,
Vulcan SFM/Sheffield Forgemasters

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Thursday 8th February 2018

Technology & Innovation Showcase

Presentation starts at: 1040

Presentation title:

Cost Reduction through Optimisation of Production Routes for Subsea Components


Many forged subsea components could be made at lower cost and nearer net shape as castings. But many engineers won’t even consider castings, seeing them as brittle and lacking in strength. Examples from other high integrity markets will explode some myths and broaden design horizons in subsea engineering. We will also look at the potential of additive manufacturing.


Joined Sheffield Forgemasters in 2011, after a career in metals manufacturing with Alcan Aluminium, Hydro Aluminium and Outokumpu Stainless. Main focus in current role is on offshore forgings, aiming to leverage Sheffield Forgemasters’ technical/manufacturing expertise in helping customers find solutions to the materials performance challenges in difficult offshore and subsea environments.