Save time and money on the production of large-scale, high-value metal (titanium, tantalum, inconel, stainless steel, etc.) parts and prototypes
Make Metal Parts Faster and Cheaper Than Ever with Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) Technology
3D printing has had an undeniable impact on the manufacturing world. Parts made faster, with less material waste, reduced machining time, and shorter time-to-market are just some of the benefits attainable with 3D printing (a.k.a. Direct Digital Manufacturing).
Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) is a one-of-a-kind 3D printing technology that delivers on the key benefits mentioned above and excels at producing large-scale, high-value metal parts. It’s no secret that large-scale forgings and castings can take many, many months to complete. EBAM, on the other hand, can produce high quality, large-scale metal structures, up to 19’ in length, made of titanium, tantalum, and nickel-based alloys in a matter of days, with very little material waste. While 3D printing large, high-value metal parts is Sciaky’s specialty, the EBAM process is equally effective for 3D printing small metal parts (with features as fine as 1mm).
EBAM systems can be used in any phase of the product life cycle: from rapid prototypes and production parts to repair and remanufacturing applications.
EBAM IS THE WORLD’S FASTEST METAL 3D PRINTING PROCESS
BUILD LARGE METAL PARTS UP TO 19 FEET IN LENGTH
REDUCE LEAD TIMES & MATERIAL COSTS BY UP TO 80%
More on EBAM
Parts and structures up to 19’ x 4’ x 4’ (or round parts up to 96” diameter) can be produced with Sciaky’s EBAM machines. While large part additive manufacturing is our specialty, EBAM is equally effective for smaller-scale parts and applications (or parts with features as fine as 1mm).
Metals supported by EBAM include Titanium and Titanium alloys, Stainless Steels (300 series), Inconel, Tantalum, Tungsten, Niobium, and more. In general, metals that are weldable and available in wire can be used in this process.
Sciaky’s Metal Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing
The best material candidates for EBAM applications are high-value metals with long lead times (for raw material) that can be manufactured with wire feedstock. These materials include:
Titanium and Titanium alloys
Inconel 718, 625
Stainless Steels (300 series)
2319, 4043 Aluminum
70-30 Copper Nickel
70-30 Nickel Copper
How does it work?
Here’s the short version: Starting with a 3D model from a CAD program, Sciaky’s electron beam (EB) gun deposits metal (via wire feedstock), layer by layer, until the part reaches near-net shape and is ready for finish machining. Sciaky’s patented Closed-Loop Control technology provides consistent part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, metal chemistry and more from the first part to the last part. And with standard deposition rates ranging from 7 to 20 lbs. per hour, EBAM works faster than rival metal additive manufacturing methods and is, by extension, a significantly more cost-effective choice for metal part applications.