The energy sector produces fuels and fuel-based products such as oil and gas, which uses complex and innovative machines to withstand the tough conditions of deployment. At 3ERP, we have years of experience prototyping and manufacturing parts for customers in the energy sector, from solar panel enclosures to oil refinery parts.

Why manufacture
energy parts
with 3ERP?

Quality

ISO certified

3E Rapid Prototyping (3ERP) is an ISO9001-2015 certified manufacturer that can guarantee part quality and consistency.

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Huge production capacity

We can fulfill orders of virtually any size, from one-off prototypes to full production, using in-house and third-party facilities.

Capacity

Range of services

Equal parts machine shop and digital manufacturing specialist, we offer a range of manufacturing technologies and services, from CNC machining to 3D printing.

Design Optimization

Robust materials

From machined superalloys like Inconel to die-cast aluminum, we offer exceptional material quality

Lead Time

Short lead time

Our extensive facilities and partner network allow us to fulfill orders quickly, essential for the fast-moving energy sector.

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Skilled and experienced

We have been manufacturing energy and oil & gas parts for over a decade and our skilled engineers know how to get the best outcomes from your designs.

Easy Quote System

Easy quotation system

Our engineers will review your designs immediately to provide a fast and accurate quotation for the project.

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Energy prototyping and manufacturing with 3ERP

Innovation as well as the need for quick production and better quality is a main factor propelling the energy sector forward. At 3ERP, we provide energy industry customers with rapid prototyping and services like CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication. Our expert team has the knowledge and skills to help bring new product concepts to life.

What kind of energy parts can we make?

The energy industry requires a broad range of parts, large and small, made from both metals and plastics. Typical requirements for the energy sector include:

  • Tight tolerances for critical parts and assemblies.
  • Wear-resistant, weather-resistant, and chemically resistant materials with.

Certifications

  • High-strength metal parts for large-scale equipment.
  • Consistency throughout large batches of parts.

Below are some of the types of parts we can manufacture for customers in the energy sector:

  • Prototypes
  • Solar panel parts
  • Pipes
  • Housings
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Heat exchangers
  • Battery components
  • Ducts and ventilation
  • Turbine components
  • Valves
  • Generator components
  • Frames
  • Machine and tool parts
  • Automation parts
  • Replacement parts
  • Moving parts
  • Casings
  • impellers
  • Pumps and accessories
  • Conveyors and conveying equipment
  • heavy construction vehicles and equipment
  • Parts for tractors, bulldozers, forklifts

Energy manufacturing
processes

3ERP offers wide range of manufacturing processes for energy prototypes and production parts.
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CNC Machining

By using CNC milling & turning, we can make a wide range of prototypes and production parts

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Injection Molding

We offer low-volume prototype moldings and mass production moldings.

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3D Printing

We provide 3D printing services using a range of cutting-edge additive manufacturing technologies for metal or plastic parts

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Sheet Metal Fabrication

Laser cutting, bending, stamping, spinning, punching, welding.

Energy manufacturing possibilities

Energy Part
Gallery

For the years we have gathered relevant experience that enables us to handle any energy projects. Here's the gallery of energy prototypes and production parts for our worldwide clients.

Energy manufacturing materials

We offer a huge range of material possibilities with all our manufacturing processes. Some common choices for energy projects are listed below.

Best technologies
Benefits
Example parts

Inconel
Inconel
Applicable to:   CNC machining
Benefits:   Temperature-resistant, corrosion-resistant, radiation-resistant, strong
Example parts:   Solar panels, nuclear power equipment

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Applicable to:   CNC machining, sheet metal
Benefits:   Strong, corrosion-resistant, sterilizable, range of grades
Example parts:   Surgical instruments, Heat exchangers, pumps, tubing

Aluminum
Aluminum
Applicable to:   CNC machining, rapid tooling, sheet metal
Benefits:   Machinable, strong, range of grades
Example parts:   Cylinder heads, manifolds, Ductwork, housings, bus ducts

Titanium
Titanium
Applicable to:   CNC machining, SLM 3D printing
Benefits:   Lightweight, temperature-resistant
Example parts:   Engine valves, axle shafts, pipes, nuclear waste storage, pumps, turbines

PEEK
PEEK
Applicable to:   CNC machining, injection molding
Benefits:   Strong, sterilizable, chemically resistant, temperature-resistant
Example parts:   Implants, turbine blade supports, solar panels, housings

PTFE (Teflon)
PTFE (Teflon)
Applicable to:   CNC machining
Benefits:   Corrosion-resistant, UV-resistant
Example parts:   Tubing, gaskets, pump interiors

Applicable Finishes for energy industry

3ERP offers wide variety high level surface finishes. We only list some of the common finishing options. There are more finish options for custom parts for energy industry.

Name
Applicable to
Feature
Color
Thickness

As machined
As machined
Applicable to:   Metals & Plastics
Aspect:   Tool marks visible
Color:   N/A
Thickness:   N/A

Sanding & Polishing
Sanding & Polishing
Applicable to:   Metals & Plastics
Aspect:   Brushed & gloss mirror surface
Color:   N/A
Thickness:   0.02-0.05mm removed

Sand, Bead Blasted
Sand, Bead Blasted
Applicable to:   Metals & Plastics
Aspect:   matt or satin surface
Color:   N/A
Thickness:   N/A

Painted
Painted
Applicable to:   Metals & Plastics
Aspect:   Matt, gloss, texture
Color:   colors can be matched as needed
Thickness:   0.05mm to 0.1mm

Powder coat
Powder coat
Applicable to:   Metals
Aspect:   Matt, Gloss & Texture
Color:   colors can be matched as needed
Thickness:   0.05mm to 0.15mm

Anodized 
Anodized 
Applicable to:   Aluminum
Aspect:   Tool marks visible, Smooth, Matt & Gloss
Color:   colors can be matched as needed
Thickness:   0.002mm to 0.04mm

E-Coating
E-Coating
Applicable to:   Metals
Aspect:   Matt & Gloss
Color:   Black
Thickness:   0.015mm to 0.035mm

Nickel Plating
Nickel Plating
Applicable to:   Metal
Aspect:   Gloss
Color:   Silver
Thickness:   0.004mm to 0.05mm

Chromed 
Chromed 
Applicable to:   Metals & Plastics
Aspect:   Satin & Gloss
Color:   Silver
Thickness:   0.001mm to 0.3mm

Zinc Plating
Zinc Plating
Applicable to:   Metals
Aspect:   Gloss
Color:   Silver & Black
Thickness:   0.005mm to 0.2mm

Chromate Conversion Coating
Chromate Conversion Coating
Applicable to:   Aluminum
Aspect:   Tool marks visible, Smooth and Matt
Color:   Clear/ slight yellow tint
Thickness:   0.25-1 um

Energy Industry Faqs

Yes, 3E Rapid Prototyping (3ERP) is an ISO9001-2015 certified manufacturer. We manufacture parts to a high standard, no matter the project or the customer.

For certain manufacturing processes like injection molding, we can provide a T1 sample for your parts, then further samples if required.

We can fulfill orders quickly, but lead times depend on a few factors, such as the manufacturing process, order quantity, and part complexity. CNC machined parts can take as little as five days, 3D printed parts can take as little as three days, while moldings made via rapid tooling can take as little as 5–7 days.

We offer a wide range of metals for CNC machining and other processes, including Inconel 601, Inconel 625, and Inconel 718.

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