2/23/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Sciaky Introduces Closed-Loop Control for EBAM

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A suite of sensors and controls enable real-time monitoring for Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing.

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Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, has introduced a closed-loop control called IRISS for its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems.

IRISS, which stands for Interlayer Real-time Imaging & Sensing System, is said to provide consistent process control for part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure and metal chemistry for large-scale 3D printed parts. The closed-loop control, only available for Sciaky EBAM systems, monitors the metal deposition process in real time and makes adjustments to the process parameters that compensate for variation throughout the build process. EBAM systems utilize wire feedstock, which is available in a variety of metals such as titanium, tantalum, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, Inconel, aluminum, stainless steels and nickel alloys.  

Sciaky’s scalable EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 8" to 19 ft. (203 mm to 5.79 m) in length and offer gross metal deposition rates ranging from 7 to 20 lbs/hr. (3.18 to 9.07 kg/hr.). With the dual wirefeed option, it is possible to combine two different metal alloys into a single melt pool to create custom alloy parts, or change the mixture ratio to create graded parts or structures.

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