Metal 3D-Printing Systems to be Used for Aerospace, Military Applications
Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and a provider of metal additive-manufacturing (AM) solutions, sold four electron-beam additive-manufacturing (EBAM) systems. The systems will be utilized to 3D print titanium structures for aerospace applications and to produce large parts for ground-based military vehicles and warships. All four systems will be delivered around mid-2018.
One of the EBAM systems has a nominal part envelope of 146 inches x 62 inches x 62 inches, allowing the customer to 3D print very large metal parts in-house. Sciaky's EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 8 inches to 19 feet in length. EBAM is also the fastest deposition process in the metal AM market, according to Sciaky, with gross deposition rates ranging from 7 to 20 pounds of metal per hour.