Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Services Industries, Inc. (PSI) and world leader in metal 3D printing solutions, is home to the fastest, most cost-effective 3D printing process in the market for large-scale metal parts. Back in February the company adopted closed loop control technology for their exclusive Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) machines, further advancing the company in the market. Now, Sciaky announces the impressive hand they played in reducing time, waste and cost for producing mission-critical titanium propellant tanks for satellites.
Working with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Space Systems, who approached the industry leaders about the initiative in 2012, Sciaky spent months researching, developing and testing effective solutions to combat problems presented with traditional forging methods. Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin, Marilyn A. Hewson says their goal was to find a way to “reduce costs on [their] satellite parts, while also maintaining product quality,” which proved to a simple task when tackled by Sciaky’s innovative technologies.
Depending on the application, Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce a variety of large and small parts, ranging in length from 8 inches (203 mm) to 19 feet (5.79 meters). These systems also feature a dual wirefeed option, with which users can combine two different metal alloys into a single melt pool to create custom alloy parts or ingots. With expertise is multiple industries, Sciaky also provides industry-leading electron beam (EB) and advanced arc welding systems, as well as the most robust EB job shop welding services in the world, for the aerospace, defense, automotive, healthcare and other manufacturing industries. For more information about Sciaky’s EB welding and additive manufacturing solutions, visit their website.
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