Case Studies

STATS Group are market leaders in the supply of pressurised pipeline isolation, hot tapping and plugging services to the global oil, gas and petrochemical industries. STATS DNV GL type approved isolation tools provide leak-tight double block and bleed isolation that enables safe and efficient maintenance and repair of onshore, topsides and subsea pipeline infrastructure.


Isolation Technology Models 

Summary: Creation of two detailed Isolation Technology models to be used at trade shows and customer visits.

Challenge: Remove the logistical need and costs in the movement of heavy equipment to trade shows;  Ability to show clients the technical features of the equipment at client visits.


STATS provided .STL design files for the tools to Angus 3D Solutions who prepared them for 3D printing. The models were assembled and finished in STATS company branding and shown at the Subsea Expo show in Aberdeen where they generated a significant amount of interest. These models allowing STATS to show, explain and demonstrate the detail working of the equipment easily to clients visiting. These models saving STATS significant costs as it removes the need to move heavy equipment to and from the show as these models are hand carried.

Darran Pledger, Marketing Manager, STATS Group

“STATS Group commissioned Angus 3D Solutions to manufacture two detailed models of our isolation technology that are lightweight and easy to hand-carry to client meetings and events. Andy provided clear and concise guidance on the most suitable manufacturing and finishing process to meet our requirements and budget. We are absolutely delighted with the detail and quality of the finished models. The models provide great impact and generate a lot of attention at events. We would highly recommend Angus 3D Solutions, the overall level of service and communication before and during the manufacturing process was first class.”

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Mike and Des Brown are the owners of the only remaining 6 ton overtype Garrett Steam lorry. The lorry started its working life in Linlithgow Scotland but was then sold to the Devon council where it worked there for over 30 years before being shipped out to Toronto Canada.
The brothers purchased the lorry in 2013 and shipped it back to Ladybank, Fife where they have spent the last 5 years refurbishing the lorry back to its original specifications.



1926 Garrett Steam 6 ton Lorry

Summary: Scan original Garrett name plate and Lioness then create a 3D model of both so these can be used as a pattern for casting new replacements.
• Challenge:
• Scanning the originals to create a digital copy of them.
• 3D print patterns to allow casting to take place.

After many years refurbishing the Lorry, Mike Brown approached Angus 3D Solutions to see if they could produce a replacement Garrett name plate and lioness for the lorry as the originals were missing. Mike was able to borrow originals from other Garrett enthusiasts and these were shipped to Angus 3D Solutions for scanning. After the scanning was complete a digital model for each part was produced.

In the years since this lorry was manufactured. Technology has developed significantly in manufacturing. However, it was established, even today the best method to produce the replacements was to cast them as they were in 1926. 3D printed patterns were produced of both parts. One of the benefits of using a 3D Printed patterns is the pattern can be produced to an increased scale to compensate any shrinkage from the casting process, thus producing size accurate replacements.
Both the Lioness and Garrett name patterns were sent to a local foundry for casting, then hand finished and mounted to the lorry to finish off a loving project.

Mike & Des Brown – owners of the Garrett Lorry
“Angus 3D Solutions have produced first class patterns for our application”

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