As the energy industry transforms itself digitally, it is looking at AI and additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies for more efficient solutions. These technologies save cost on material production for the energy industry but face challenges in development. Are sufficient materials available for this technology for process implementation and for quality assurance? How is the energy industry responding to a shortage of skilled workforce needed to operate these technologies? What is the best method to address a general lack of IT standards in these revolutionary and evolving technologies?