Sciaky Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), has entered into a strategic partnership with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) to support what it states is a growing demand for high quality, large-scale metal Additive Manufacturing capabilities. CTC will now offer Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM®) technology to a diverse range of manufacturing clients looking to reduce the time and cost associated with the metal AM of large parts.
Scott Phillips, President and CEO of Sciaky, stated, “Sciaky is excited to work with CTC and help educate its clients about the real-world benefits of EBAM technology. When compared to traditional forging methods, EBAM offers significant competitive advantages for customers all over the world by drastically reducing production time, waste, and costs associated with manufacturing large, high-value metal parts.”
“We are extremely pleased to announce this newly formed strategic partnership with Sciaky,” added Edward J Sheehan, Jr, President and CEO of CTC. “We are grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with the talented team at Sciaky. Our clients will realise numerous benefits thanks to this arrangement.”
EBAM is said to be the most widely scalable metal Additive Manufacturing solution in the industry in terms of work envelope. Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 203 mm (8 in) to 5.79 m (19 ft) in length. EBAM is also believed to be the fastest deposition process for metal AM, with gross deposition rates ranging from 3.18–11.34 kg (7–25 lbs) of metal per hour. As part of its EBAM solutions, Sciaky also offers its Interlayer Real-time Imaging and Sensing System (IRISS), which is capable of sensing and digitally self-adjusting metal deposition with precision and repeatability.