According to manufacturer Sciaky, the EBAM-53 is the first and only DED machine that is both affordable and powerful enough to manufacture and test larger parts for land, sea, air and space applications.
The first EBAM-53 system is expected to be delivered before the end of 2023 and offered to the industry from January 2024. Sciaky will present further details on the new machine concept at Formnext 2023 in Frankfurt am Main.
The EBAM-53 system is ideal for materials research laboratories. It requires less space, is less expensive, but has the same electron beam additive manufacturing equipment as the larger EBAM systems to enable process optimization and material development. The new system uses the same electron beam generator, sensors, computers and process control software, making the research results directly transferable to the larger, production-ready EBAM models.
The EBAM-53 can be easily integrated into laboratory and R&D environments. The system is supplied in standard sea containers and can be installed as one piece. It offers an installation space of a 26-inch cube (635mm³), which is suitable for test samples, small demonstration objects and parts for geometry testing. Like all EBAM systems delivered to date, this new system also features the IRISS process control software. Rotary and tilting positioners are available as options.
“This has been a goal of Sciaky for years. We have been asked numerous times to offer a system appropriate for a research environment,” said Scott Phillips, President at Sciaky, Inc. “We can now answer this part of the industry’s demand. With the EBAM-53, users can conduct meaningful research and development that can easily migrate to larger production-scale systems in the future.”