Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), and provider of metal 3D printing solutions, has recently declared 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 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 3D 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 3D printed solutions to customers in a variety of industries like automotive, agricultural, defense, nuclear, oil & gas, and sea exploration using a wide variety of metals like stainless steel, tantalum, tungsten, Inconel, and niobium.”
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.