Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, has recently declared that it will highlight its patented IRISS℠ closed-loop control, which powers its industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) systems, at the Rapid 3D Manufacturing Event in Orlando, Florida.
IRISS, which stands for Interlayer Real-time Imaging & Sensing System, provides consistent process control for part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry for large-scale 3D printed parts. This innovative technology, which is exclusive to Sciaky EBAM systems, monitors the metal deposition process in real time and makes adjustments to the process parameters that compensate for variation throughout the build process. EBAM systems utilize wire feedstock, which is available in a variety of metals such as titanium, tantalum, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, Inconel, aluminium, stainless steels, nickel alloys, and more.
“IRISS closed-loop control provides unmatched precision and accuracy,” said Mike Riesen, general manager of Sciaky, Inc. “This exclusive technology is why Sciaky EBAM outsells and outperforms all the rest in the large-scale metal 3D parts market.”
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.