Leading metal 3D printing solutions provider Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of global manufacturing and services holding company Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), launched its line of Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) machines nearly a decade ago, with an expanded line of EBAM 3D printing systems introduced in 2015. The exclusive technology uses an electron beam to liquefy a metal wire feed, and 3D prints dense, durable parts in an extremely hot vacuum environment, offering major opportunity for self-sustainability in metal component 3D printing.
Sciaky’s EBAM systems, which can deposit 7 to 20 lbs of material every hour, boast the industry’s most widely scalable metal 3D printing solution, and offer the fastest, most cost-effective deposition process for large-scale parts in the metal AM market. The company’s EBAM 3D printers can produce parts that range in length from 8 inches to 19 feet, and the technology has been used in many high-performance applications, like a titanium propulsion tank for Lockheed Martin, large titanium airplane parts for Airbus, and submarine fuel tanks.
Scott Phillips, President & CEO of Sciaky, Inc., said, “Sciaky is proud to deliver more best-in-class EBAM metal 3D printing systems to the marketplace, which will be leveraged in a wide range of land, sea, air and space applications. Now, more than ever, manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce time and cost associated with producing large, high-value parts, and Sciaky EBAM systems have a proven track record of helping manufacturers achieve these business-critical goals.”
Sciaky has worked extensively on projects in the aerospace, defense, and other manufacturing industries, and several of its EBAM systems were recently sold for use in similar applications. The company announced some great news today – Sciaky posted record sales of its breakthrough EBAM machines in December, as it sold a total of four systems in the last month of 2017.
Sciaky’s EBAM systems combine control and quality with its Interlayer Real-time Imaging and Sensing System (IRISS), the metal 3D printing market’s only real-time monitoring and control system that’s able to sense, and digitally self-adjust, the metal deposition with repeatability and precision. The closed-loop control that IRISS uses is the main reason why the EBAM process can offer consistency in part geometry, microstructure, metal chemistry, and mechanical properties.
Consistency will definitely be necessary, as the four EBAM systems sold last month will be used to 3D print large parts for warships and ground-based military vehicles, along with titanium structures for the aerospace industry.
Three of the four machines sold in December are the company’s popular EBAM 110 model, which has a work envelope of 70″ x 47″ x 63″ and a power level up to 42 kW. Sciaky also sold one of its EBAM 150 models, which will allow the customer to 3D print the largest metal parts in the industry on-site, thanks to its nominal part envelope of 146″ x 62″ x 62″.
“January is shaping up to be another great month for EBAM machine sales, and there will be more exciting industry news coming from Sciaky in the near future,” said Bob Phillips, Sciaky’s Vice President of Marketing.
All four of the EBAM metal 3D printing systems are scheduled to be delivered in mid-2018.
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