Wayland Additive, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK, has continued its focus on growth by expanding both its premises and its team.
“The new production facilities were commissioned to meet the orders for Calibur3 that the business has secured. The greatly expanded space supports a production line and will ensure that all orders are met,” stated Will Richardson, CEO. “We have also increased our research and development facilities, with extended space, newly commissioned testing equipment and additional personnel. One of our core principles is to work with partners to maximise the capabilities of Calibur3, particularly with regard to metallurgy and identifying working parameters for metal materials that have previously been difficult to process for Additive Manufacturing.”
According to Wayland Additive, one of the key USPs of Calibur3 as a metal Additive Manufacturing machine is that it opens up new opportunities for production applications because of its unique high-temperature capabilities. This process opens up a wider palette of metal material options; while qualifying materials for metal AM traditionally has taken a long time, usually in the region of two years, Wayland is able to produce results in around six months.
Peter Hansford, Business Development Director at Wayland Additive added, “Calibur3 operates at temperature ranges that many in this industry are not used to. This means that we can process a much wider range of metal materials — including high carbon steels — with much faster development times which is a huge bonus for our clients. Our new and extended research facilities now mean that we can work on multiple material development projects simultaneously, with a fully equipped lab for testing.”