Press Release

Sciaky to Provide EBAM System to a new Metal 3D Printing Parts Bureau in North America

 

Custom EBAM system will be the largest production Additive  Manufacturing machine in the world, available to 3D print large metal  parts for customers in aerospace, defense, oil & gas, and sea  exploration industries

CHICAGO, Illinois | September 12, 2018


CHICAGO, IL – Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, will provide an industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM®) system to FAMAero,  a privately-owned metal 3D printed parts bureau located in Fenton,  Michigan. FAMAero, which is an abbreviation for Future Additive  Manufacturing in Aerospace, will leverage Sciaky’s EBAM technology to  offer fast and affordable large-scale 3D printed parts and prototypes to  manufacturers seeking to reduce production time and costs associated  with traditional manufacturing processes. FAMAero’s services will be  particularly appealing to customers in aerospace, defense, oil &  gas, and sea exploration industries, where there is an abundance of  applications for large-scale metal parts.

The custom EBAM system ordered by FAMAero will be the largest  production metal 3D printer in the world, with a nominal part envelope  of 146” (3708 mm) wide x 62” (1575 mm) deep x 62” (1575 mm) high. With  this type of scalability, FAMAero will be able to produce metal parts  over 12 feet in length (roughly 3.7 meters).

“FAMAero is well-positioned to be North America’s go-to  source for fast and affordable metal 3D printed parts and prototypes,”  said Scott Phillips, President and CEO of Sciaky, Inc. “Based on recent  market dynamics, we believe FAMAero is on the cusp of a burgeoning trend  in the metal 3D printing marketplace, which will undoubtedly grow  globally over time.”
“FAMAero is entering the market as the first private,  dedicated parts bureau in North America for large-scale 3D printed metal  parts,” said Don Doyle, President of FAMAero. “Our Factory as a Service  concept, combined with Sciaky’s industry-leading EBAM® technology, will  provide manufacturers a new avenue to significantly slash time and cost  on the production of critical parts, while offering the largest build  platform and selection of exotic metals to choose from in the 3D parts  service market.”

As the most widely scalable metal additive manufacturing solution in  the industry (in terms of work envelope), Sciaky’s EBAM systems can  produce parts ranging from 8 inches (203 mm) to 19 feet (5.79 meters) in  length. EBAM is also the fastest deposition process in the metal  additive manufacturing market, with gross deposition rates ranging from  seven to 25 lbs. (3.18 to 11.34 kg) of metal per hour. EBAM brings  quality and control together with IRISS®  – the Interlayer Real-time Imaging and Sensing System, which is the  only real-time adaptive control system in the metal 3D printing market  that can sense and digitally self-adjust metal deposition with precision  and repeatability. This innovative closed-loop control is the primary  reason that Sciaky’s EBAM 3D printing process delivers consistent part  geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry,  from the first part to the last.

For more information on Sciaky, visit www.sciaky.com. You can also follow Sciaky on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

For more information on FAMAero, visit www.famaero.com.

Sciaky Wins TCT Aerospace Application Award for EBAM

 

CHICAGO — Sciaky Inc., a provider of  metal additive manufacturing solutions, won the TCT Aerospace  Application Award, along with Lockheed Martin, for the successful  production of titanium propellant tanks using Sciaky's Electron Beam  Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology.

The TCT Awards celebrates the innovators, technology and  collaborators behind the best examples of 3D technology use across the  globe.

For this particular application, Lockheed Martin Space Systems  reduced costs by 55%, material waste by 75%, and production time by 80%  by using Sciaky's EBAM metal 3D printing solution over traditional  forging methods.

"Sciaky is honored to receive this prestigious award from the 3D  printing experts at TCT, and in conjunction with the visionaries at  Lockheed Martin Space Systems," said Bob Phillips, vice president of  Sciaky, Inc. "This was truly a groundbreaking metal 3D printing  application for the aerospace industry that highlighted the tremendous  possibilities of additive manufacturing."

As the most widely scalable, metal additive manufacturing solution in  the industry (in terms of work envelope), Sciaky's EBAM systems can  produce parts ranging from 8 inches (203 mm) to 19 feet (5.79 meters) in  length. EBAM is also the fastest deposition process in the metal  additive manufacturing market, with gross deposition rates ranging from  seven to 20 lbs. (3.18 to 9.07 kg) of metal per hour. EBAM brings  quality and control together with IRISS—the Interlayer Real-time Imaging  and Sensing System, which is the only real-time monitoring and control  system in the metal 3D printing market that can sense and digitally  self-adjust metal deposition with precision and repeatability. This  innovative closed-loop control is the primary reason that Sciaky's EBAM  3D printing process delivers consistent part geometry, mechanical  properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry, from the first part to  the last.

For more information, visit www.sciaky.com.

News in the world of EBAM

Traditionally, it would take a year to secure a 4-foot-diameter, 4-inch-think titanium dome, but 3-D

Giant 3D printed titanium domes certified by NASA, moving forward as standard product option

 

https://www.design-engineering.com/giant-3d-printed-titanium-domes-certified-by-nasa-moving-forward-as-standard-product-option-1004031172/


Lockheed Martin’s 3D printing process  used to create two titanium fuel tanks earlier this year, has been  certified by NASA and will move forward as a standard product option on  LM 2100 satellites.

The last time we wrote  about the titanium fuel tanks, Lockheed had successfully printed the  two domes and welded them to a cylindrical frame.  Sciaky’s patented  Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process has since been  certified after testing that was part of a multi-year development  program with Lockheed.

“Sciaky’s EBAM technology is now the  world’s only large-scale metal 3D printing process that has qualified  applications for land, sea, air, and space,” said Scott Phillips,  president and CEO of Sciaky, Inc. “We are delighted to work with the  innovators at Lockheed Martin Space and will continue to push the  boundaries of additive manufacturing.”

As previously reported, Lockheed’s  ability to cut down on production time (a whopping 87 per cent) was one  of the factors that led to a thumbs up from NASA. And while NASA isn’t  specification as to the nature of their strict requirements, the process  used on the LM 2100—Lockheed’s largest largest satellite bus—was enough  to pass inspection.

According to a press release from  Sciaky the EBAM “system has a gross deposition rate from 7 to 25 lbs. of  metal per hour, and also uses the company’s Interlayer Real-Time Imaging and Sensing System (IRISS) for adaptive control.”

To help quantify just how large the titanium AM domes are, they can supposedly hold 74 gallons of coffee


 Traditionally, it would take a year to secure a 4-foot-diameter,  4-inch-think titanium dome, but 3-D printing has eliminated that  need. They can now be produced in 48 days. (PRNewsfoto/Sciaky, Inc.)