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August 5, 2014

Sciaky, Inc. to Provide Turnkey Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System to Major Aerospace Parts Maker

EBAM system will help manufacturer save significant time & cost on the production of large, high-value metal parts

Chicago, Illinois – Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing solutions, announced today that it received a purchase order from a major aerospace parts maker to provide an electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system. The EBAM system will help the manufacturer save significant time and cost on the production of large, high-value metal parts.

vx-110 On July 10, Sciaky announced the availability of EBAM systems to the marketplace. This is the first of two multi-million dollar orders from a major global manufacturing company since the announcement. In addition, Sciaky is working with over a dozen other companies and entities within the aerospace, defense and manufacturing sectors to provide EBAM systems for their unique needs.

Sciaky’s EBAM technology combines computer-aided design (CAD), electron beam welding technology and layer-additive processing. Starting with a 3D model from a CAD program, Sciaky's fully-articulated, moving electron beam welding gun deposits metal, layer by layer, until the part reaches near-net shape. From there, the near-net shape part requires minor post-production machining. The 110” x 110” x 110” (L x W x H) build envelope of the EBAM system will allow the manufacturer to produce large parts, with virtually no waste.

“Sciaky is proud to partner with this major aerospace parts manufacturer” said Mike Riesen, general manager of Sciaky, Inc. “The EBAM system will certainly give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

Besides offering innovative additive manufacturing solutions for metal parts, Sciaky provides state-of-the-art electron beam and advanced arc welding systems, as well as job shop/contract welding services, for manufacturers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, and healthcare industries. Sciaky’s welding equipment meets rigid military specifications to manufacture items such as airframes, landing gear, jet engines, guided missiles and vehicle parts.   

For information about Sciaky’s additive manufacturing systems, visit http://www.sciaky.com/additive_manufacturing.html


July 10, 2014

Sciaky’s Innovative Additive Manufacturing Systems Available to the Market Starting September 2014

Chicago, Illinois – Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and providers of additive manufacturing solutions for large-scale, high-value metal parts, announced today that it will be offering its groundbreaking electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) systems for purchase, with accelerated delivery opportunities available as early as September 1, 2014.

Sciaky has predominantly offered its exclusive additive manufacturing process as a service-only option to manufacturers who required assistance to produce large-scale prototypes and production parts, up to 19 feet in length, made of high-value metals like titanium, tantalum, stainless steel, and Inconel. The technology has been a key driver of several high profile research and development (R&D) projects involving the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, DARPA and Boeing.  

The EBAM process, which has been marketed as Direct Manufacturing (DM), combines computer-aided design (CAD), electron beam welding technology and layer-additive processing. Starting with a 3D model from a CAD program, Sciaky's fully-articulated, moving electron beam welding gun deposits metal (via wire feedstock), layer by layer, until the part reaches near-net shape. From there, the near-net shape part requires minor post-production machining.

Deposition rates of Sciaky’s EBAM process range from 7 to 20 lbs/hr, depending upon part geometry and the material selected. The build envelope can reach up to 19' x 4' x 4' (L x W x H), allowing manufacturers to produce very large parts and structures, with virtually no waste. As a result, manufacturers can drastically reduce material costs, lead times and machining time, when compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

“Manufacturers, for the first time, will be able to utilize Sciaky’s revolutionary additive manufacturing technology to produce production parts and prototypes in their own facility,” said Mike Riesen, general manager of Sciaky, Inc. “The possibilities are endless.”

For information about Sciaky’s additive manufacturing systems, visit http://www.sciaky.com/additive_manufacturing.html


December 5, 2013

Sciaky, Inc. to Present and Sponsor at the Additive Manufacturing for Government Conference in Washington, DC

Conference will highlight the potential benefits of additive manufacturing to the branches of government  

Chicago, Illinois – Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced today that it will be a presenting sponsor at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) Additive Manufacturing for Government Conference scheduled for December 10-11, 2013 at the Washington Plaza in Washington, DC.

With President Obama's recent creation of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation, which includes $1 billion in funding for FY 2014, the conference will highlight the challenges and opportunities for additive manufacturing in a government and defense context. The event will also cover the current state of advanced manufacturing, the development of new AM materials, the latest in 3D and 4D printing, as well as implications for the DoD when procuring AM solutions. Some of the speakers include Ed Morris, Director at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII; a.k.a. America Makes), Dr. Robert Ivester, Acting Director, EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office at the Department of Energy, Elana Broitman, Principal Deputy to the DAS/D, Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy at the Department of Defense, and Michael Maher, Program Manager, Open Manufacturing at DARPA.

“Sciaky is proud to be a presenting sponsor at the Additive Manufacturing for Government Conference at such an important juncture for advancing manufacturing processes in our great nation,” said Mike Riesen, General Manager of Sciaky, Inc. “By bringing together some of the greatest minds in additive manufacturing today, we can showcase how new innovations in manufacturing can benefit government programs.”

Sciaky’s groundbreaking additive manufacturing process, which is marketed as Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing (EBDM), combines computer-aided design (CAD), electron beam welding technology and layer-additive processing. To date, it is the only large-scale, fully-programmable means of achieving near-net shape parts made of high-value metals, such as titanium, tantalum and inconel. Sciaky’s AM process has a standard build envelope of 19' x 4' x 4' (L x W x H), allowing manufacturers to produce very large parts and structures, with virtually no waste. As a result, manufacturers can drastically reduce material costs, lead times and machining time, when compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

For more information about the Additive Manufacturing for Government Conference, visit http://www.additivemanufacturinggovernment.com/.

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