Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and 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 appeal 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 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).
Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 8 inches (203 mm) to 19 feet (5.79 meters) in length. EBAM is a fast deposition with gross deposition rates ranging from seven to 25 lb (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.