Sciaky EBAM 110
So far, the Japanese supplier has disclosed that it plans to utilise the Sciaky EBAM 110 system to offer 3D printing services to its customer base, as well as for internal product development.
The EBAM will be installed by a Japanese supplier upon its arrival, scheduled for January 2018. Wishing to remain anonymous for competitive reasons, the Japanese company will unveil further details of the EBAM’s installation and future use in the autumn. So far, the supplier has disclosed that it plans to utilise the Sciaky EBAM 110 system to offer 3D printing services to its customer base, as well as for internal product development.
Sciaky is particularly enthused about this sale to Japan, seeing it as a breakthrough moment for the metal additive manufacturing field. The Chicago-based manufacturer believes the EBAM’s unique features will offer production companies in the region unrivalled additive manufacturing output.
“Sciaky is excited to work with this forward-thinking company,” said Bob Phillips, Vice President of Marketing for Sciaky. “This is an historic milestone for the metal 3D printing market in that it will offer manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region an opportunity to take advantage of EBAM’s one-of-a-kind capabilities.”
Boasting one of the biggest work envelopes for metal AM in the industry, Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts from eight inches to 19 feet in length. EBAM is also among the fastest deposition process in the metal additive manufacturing market, with gross deposition rates ranging from seven to 20 lbs. With IRISS, the Interlayer Real-time Imaging and Sensing System, EBAM is the only system of its kind that can sense and digitally self-adjust metal deposition with precision and reliability. This closed-loop control is credited with ensuring Sciaky’s EBAM 3D printing process delivers consistent part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry, from the first part to the last.
Earlier this year, Sciaky announced its EBAM technology had been used to enhance the International Submarine Engineering Ltd.’s production of a titanium Variable Ballast (VB) tank. ISE was able to cut significant time and cost during the making of its VB tank with EBAM compared to more traditional manufacturing methods.