Sciaky’s EBAM technology used to deposit over 5,500 kg of titanium in 2020
February 10, 2021
Sciaky, Inc, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc, has announced that its wire-based Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, which it refers to as Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM®), deposited over 5,500 kg of titanium throughout 2020. In spite of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sciaky states its high deposition rate metal AM process surpassed previous years’ titanium figures.
The majority of its deposition-related production is made up of additively manufactured titanium parts for field-certified aerospace and defence applications, as well as a wide range of prototypes for R&D applications.
Wire feedstock for Sciaky’s EBAM is available in titanium, tantalum, tungsten, Inconel, niobium, nickel-copper/copper-nickel, aluminium, molybdenum, zircalloy and stainless steel. In many cases, wire feedstock is at least 50% cheaper than powder feedstock, as well as being safer and easier to store.
Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from around 20 cm to 5.8 m in length, with gross deposition rates up to 11.34 kg of metal per hour.
EBAM works with IRISS® – the Interlayer Real-time Imaging and Sensing System, a real-time adaptive control system that can sense and digitally self-adjust metal deposition with precision and replicability. Sciaky believes this closed-loop control is the primary reason that its AM process delivers consistent part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure and metal chemistry.
“Sciaky’s EBAM is the most mature industrial Additive Manufacturing process in the industry for depositing titanium,” stated Scott Phillips, president and CEO of Sciaky, Inc. “We recognise that there are many options in the market today for large format metal 3D printing solutions, but we are proud of being a trusted provider since 2009.”