Sciaky to Offer Its 3D Metal Printing Machines for Sale
Sciaky kept its additive manufacturing in-house, offering only services. Now, electron beam metal printers for parts within a 8.4 m3 build volume are for sale.
Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) machines will available for purchase as early as next month, according to an article in Engineering.com (7/16) According to the article, Sciaky, a subsidiary of Philips Service Industries (PSI), until now offered its exclusive additive manufacturing process as a service-only option for prototypes and production parts. Materials used include titanium, tantalum, stainless steels, and Inconels. “Deposition rates of Sciaky’s EBAM process range from 7 to 20 lbs/hr (3.15–20 kg/hr), depending upon part geometry and the material selected. The build envelope can reach up to 19 × 4 × 4 ft [5.8 × 1.2 × 1.2 m],” according to the article.
According to a press release by Sciaky, the technology has been a key driver of several high profile research and development (R&D) projects involving the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, DARPA and Boeing, without naming specific projects.
In an article in 3dprint (7/10, Hipolite) Sciaky claims that using their additive manufacturing process will reduce material costs by increasing buy-to-fly ratios, slash machining time by as much as 80%, and shorten lead times.
Published Date : 8/4/2014