The development of new technologies that amplify the added value of the SAVAL product has led the company to look at new market trends in order to expand the capabilities of the SAVAL product.
One of these is Additive Manufacturing (AM); a production technique whereby material is deposited layer by layer in a controlled manner where it is needed. Thanks to this technique it is possible to reproduce components according to the needs that arise where a 3D printer is available.
Through this type of manufacturing, the costs of the various manufacturing processes are reduced to a minimum, delivery times are greatly improved and no waste of any kind is generated, thus improving the sustainability of the entire process.
With a view to future vessels 4.0, the “Digital Twin” concept is becoming extremely important in the development of SAVAL valves.
The digital twin allows us to have a virtual replica of the product, in this way we can obtain information on design, performance, test potential changes or detect errors, so we can understand and predict the performance characteristics of its physical equivalent.
This virtual duplicate is used in controlled virtual systems to simulate, predict and optimize the product for future development or improvement.