Colibrium unveils small-build Spectra M electron beam Additive Manufacturing machine

June 26, 2024

June 26, 2024

Colibrium Additive unveiled the Spectra M Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing machine at Rapid+TCT (Courtesy Colibrium Additive)

At RAPID + TCT, Colibrium Additive, a GE Aerospace company, unveiled the Spectra M Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) Additive Manufacturing machine. The Spectra M has a build envelope of Ø270 x 430 mm and, with a beam power of 4.5 kW, is compatible with Ti6Al4V Grade 5 and Ti6Al4V Grade 23.

Colibrium Additive states that the Spectra M is in response to interest from additive manufacturers seeking a smaller build volume PBF-EB machine, without compromising the freedom of design and productivity benefits offered by the electron beam technology. The company added that it has been developing a smaller build volume AM machine for some time, building on the technology and productivity gains achievable on its Spectra technology platform.

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Its smaller build volume makes the Spectra M a suitable option for AM users in most industries, but especially for medical and orthopaedic implant manufacturers looking to further reduce cost-per-part and Additive Manufacturing production costs.

“Having the largest installed base of highly experienced, long-standing users provides invaluable insight and help is constantly evolving our portfolio to provide EB-PBF technologies that fulfil their specific requirements as they continue to scale their Additive Manufacturing operations. Spectra M is in direct response to constant dialogue with our customers, particularly those additive super users in the orthopaedic implant industry,” stated Oscar Angervall, senior product manager, Colibrium Additive.

The Spectra M comes equipped with EBMControl 6.4, also launched at RAPID + TCT 24, and is fully compatible with Point Melt, Powder Supports, and Plate Free technology. Depending on the application, customers can choose between a high productivity theme or an advanced Point Melt-based process theme, to enable support-free AM without compromising surface roughness or mechanical properties.

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