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1. (WO2017196502) LATE CUSTOMIZATION ON VALVE BODY END CONNECTIONS USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/196502    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/028103
Publication Date: Fri Nov 17 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16K 27/00
B33Y 80/00
Applicants: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
Inventors: LAI, Tan, K.
SIANG, Chong, S.
Title: LATE CUSTOMIZATION ON VALVE BODY END CONNECTIONS USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Abstract:
A method is provided of custom manufacturing a valve body having an initial valve body configuration having a first end connection and a second end connection. The method includes adding material to the first end connection using a first additive manufacturing process to create at least a portion of a custom first end connection configuration, and the custom first end connection configuration is different than an initial first end connection configuration. The method further includes adding material to the second end connection using a second additive manufacturing process to create at least a portion of a custom second end connection configuration, and the custom second end connection configuration is different than an initial second end connection configuration.