In December 2017 Sciaky Inc. made company history, posting record sales of four Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems.
A trend hoped to continue throughout the new year Scott Phillips, President & CEO of Sciaky said the company “is proud to deliver more best-in-class EBAM metal 3D printing systems to the marketplace.”
Sciaky has yet to confirm the four EBAM customers, but last year the firm received an order for an EBAM 110 system from a client in the Asia-Pacific region – due to be honored this month.
Bob Phillips, Vice President of Marketing at Sciaky, adds, “January is shaping up to be another great month for EBAM machine sales, and there will be more exciting industry news coming from Sciaky in the near future.”
Build volume that packs a punch
Three of the systems ordered by Sciaky customers are EBAM 110 models, that have a build envelope of 1778 mm x 1194 mm x 1600 mm (W x D x H). The fourth system is a significantly larger EBAM 150, that has a a max envelope of 2794 mm x 1575 mm x 1575 mm (W x D x H).
According to the company, the 150 allows customers to “3D print the industry’s largest metal parts in-house” and, in terms of the envelope, it is the “most widely scalable, metal additive manufacturing solution in the industry.” Indeed the system may exceed GE’s ATLAS metal 3D printer, which is capable of making parts up to a meter in size.
Perhaps most impressively though, the 150 is capable of 3.18 to 9.07 kg of metal per hour.
Taking to land, sea and air
All four systems are scheduled for delivery mid 2018. According to S. Phillips, the EBAM technology will be applied to “a wide range of land, sea, air and space applications” particular those using titanium alloys.
Commenting on the record posting, he concludes,
“Now, more than ever, manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce time and cost associated with producing large, high-value parts, and Sciaky EBAM systems have a proven track record of helping manufacturers achieve these business-critical goals.”
Featured image shows EBAM 3D printing at Sciaky. Clip via Sciaky on YouTube