Sciaky, Inc., a Chicago-based provider of metal 3D printing solutions, has entered into an agreement with KTM Consultants headquartered in Sydney, to expand its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology across Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.
“I was immediately drawn to Sciaky’s EBAM technology because of its unique and robust capabilities,” said Trent Mackenzie, a metallurgist with over 40 years of experience, and the founder of KTM Consultants.
“Industrial manufacturers of large metal parts need to explore the significant advantages that technologies like EBAM offer. It is truly a game-changer.”
Expanding Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing
Sciaky is a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), a U.S. manufacturing and repair services company. As well as its welding services, in 2009, the company developed its EBAM processes and began commercialization of industrial EBAM 3D printers in 2014.
Exclusive to Sciaky, EBAM utilizes wire feedstock and an electron beam heat source inside a vacuum chamber to 3D print an object. Currently, there are four EBAM systems available on the market, EBAM 300, 200, 150, 110, which have been used by aerospace companies like FAMAero and Airbus.
Recently, Sciaky joined the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), a Colorado-based industry-academia consortium to expand the applications of EBAM systems in the aerospace industry as well as other manufacturing sectors. Now, KTM Consultants will work with the company to increase sales efforts of its EBAM solutions globally.
Mackenzie, launched KTM Consultants in 2015 based on his knowledge of corrosive resistant alloys, foundry, forging, heat treatment operations and emerging additive manufacturing technologies.
Furthermore, Mackenzie held senior management positions at companies heavily involved in the metal 3D printing industry, including Sandvik, Outokumpu, a global stainless steel manufacturer, Special Metals and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).
“Sciaky is proud to work with the knowledgeable team at KTM Consultants,” said Scott Phillips, President and CEO of Sciaky, Inc.
“Industrial metal 3D printing technology will benefit greatly by having accomplished leaders like Trent Mackenzie educating the marketplace on its tremendous ROI.”
Featured image shows a metal part 3D printed by Sciaky. Image via Sciaky.