Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and leading provider of scalable metal additive manufacturing solutions, has announced the introduction of a patented closed-loop control, IRISS, for its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems.
IRISS or Interlayer Real-time Imaging & Sensing System provides consistent process control for part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry for large-scale 3D printed parts. This exclusive, innovative closed-loop control, monitors the metal deposition process in real time and makes adjustments to the process parameters that compensate for variation throughout the build process. The data can be used to learn specific details about the 3D printed parts and streamline the additive manufacturing process.
EBAM systems utilise wire feedstock, which is available in a variety of metals such as titanium, tantalum, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, Inconel, aluminium, stainless steels, nickel alloys, and more.
“Sciaky’s IRISS closed-loop control is in a class by itself,” Mike Riesen, general manager of Sciaky, Inc, commented. “It is a big reason why EBAM is the most advanced metal additive manufacturing processes in the market for large-scale parts.”
As a completely scalable metal 3D printing solution, Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 203 mm 5.79 meters in length. EBAM is also the fastest deposition process in the metal additive manufacturing market, with gross deposition rates ranging from 3.18 to 9.07 kg of metal per hour. Plus, with a dual wirefeed option, you can combine two different metal alloys into a single melt pool to create “custom alloy” parts or ingots. In addition, you can change the mixture ratio of the two materials to create “graded” parts or structures.