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EBAM Technology Accelerates Creation and Repair of Tooling/Stamping Dies



Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), has announced that its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology helped a major automotive manufacturer cut significant time and costs with the creation and repair of several tooling and stamping dies.

The manufacturer leveraged Sciaky's EBAM technology to deposit complicated tooling features, as well as perform customized repairs and cladding operations for several high-volume parts. After a successful proof of concept (POC) engagement, the 3-D printed tool was put into production.

"Sciaky's EBAM technology is not limited to titanium parts and aerospace applications," said Bob Phillips, Vice President of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. "We have provided 3-D printed solutions to customers in a variety of industries such as automotive, agricultural, defense, nuclear, oil & gas and sea exploration using a wide variety of metals, including stainless steel, tantalum, tungsten, Inconel and niobium."

Last year EWI, a leading North American engineering and technology organization dedicated to developing, testing and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies, purchased an EBAM system to produce prototype parts for high-tech manufacturers in a variety of industries across the U.S. Sciaky and EWI will work together to co-market their extensive metal 3-D printing capabilities to the marketplace.

"As the most widely scalable metal 3-D printing solution in the industry (in terms of work envelope), Sciaky's EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 8 inches (203 mm) to 19 feet (5.79 meters) in length, but can also manufacture smaller and larger parts, depending on the application," said a company spokesperson. "EBAM is also the fastest deposition process in the metal AM market, with gross deposition rates ranging from 7 to 20 lbs. (3.18 to 9.07 kg) of metal per hour. Plus, with a dual wire feed option, two different metal alloys can be combined into a single melt pool to create custom alloy parts or ingots. In addition, the mixture ratio of the two materials can be changed to create graded parts or structures."

For more information contact:

Sciaky, Inc.

4915 W. 67th St.

Chicago, IL 60638-6493

877-450-2518 / 708-594-3800

www.sciaky.com

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