Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, has announced that EWI has purchased one of the company’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) systems. EWI is a leading engineering and technology organisation in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry.
It was stated that Sciaky and EWI will work together to produce prototype parts for high-tech manufacturers in a variety of industries across the US. Both companies plan to co-market their extensive metal Additive Manufacturing capabilities to the marketplace.
“Sciaky is very excited to work with an innovator like EWI,” stated Mike Riesen, General Manager of Sciaky, Inc. “Beyond simply selling an EBAM system to EWI, Sciaky will collaborate with EWI to advance and promote EBAM technology into mutual fields of interest. New applications and solutions will surely be discovered under this exciting partnership.”
Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 8 inches (203 mm) to 19 feet (5.79 m) in length and is currently the fastest deposition process in the metal Additive Manufacturing market, with gross deposition rates ranging from 7 to 20 lbs. (3.18 to 9.07 kg) of metal per hour. Plus, with a dual wirefeed option, two different metal alloys can be combined into a single melt pool to create custom alloy parts or ingots. In addition, the mixture ratio of the two materials can be changed to create graded parts or structures.