5/4/2017

Sciaky EBAM 110 Supports Entire Product Lifecycle

Rapid 2017: The Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system supports prototyping through repair.

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According to Sciaky, the company's Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) 110 system supports the entire product lifecycle from pre- to post-production. The machine is suitable for creating metal prototypes; additively manufacturing metal parts; repairing damaged parts; and remanufacturing obsolete parts.

The EBAM 110 system combines computer-aided design (CAD), electron beam directed energy deposition, and layer-additive processing. Starting with a 3D model from a CAD program, Sciaky's electron beam (EB) gun deposits metal wire feedstock in successive layers until the part reaches near-net shape. The system’s vacuum chamber helps to ensure part integrity, Minor finish machining is required after the part reaches near-net shape.

The system's material deposition rates range from 7 to 20 lbs of metal per hour. Sciaky offers dual wirefeed arrangements to increase deposition efficiency, as well as to simplify the process of switching to different deposition materials. 

The EBAM 110 is equipped with Sciaky’s Interlayer Realtime Imaging & Sensing System (IRISS),  a  closed-loop control (CLC) that automates the EBAM process. The CLC system monitors the metal deposition process in real time and makes adjustments to the process parameters that compensate for changes that occur over time.

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