Sciaky, Inc. to Provide Turnkey Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System to Major Aerospace Parts Maker
Phillips Service Industries, Inc.
Livonia, MI, 48150
Press release date: August 5, 2014
EBAM system will help manufacturer save significant time and cost on the production of large, high-value metal parts
CHICAGO -- 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.
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, visit www.sciaky.com. You can also follow Sciaky on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About Sciaky, Inc. (www.sciaky.com)
Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, is the world leader in large-scale, high-value metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions. Our exclusive AM process, known as Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing (EBDM), allows manufacturers to save time and money over traditional manufacturing and prototyping processes. Sciaky also provides industry-leading electron beam, advanced arc and resistance welding systems, as well as contract welding services, for the aerospace, defense, automotive, healthcare and other industries. Our welding equipment meets rigid military specifications to manufacture items such as airframes, landing gear, jet engines, guided missiles and vehicle parts.
About Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (www.psi-online.com)
Established in 1967, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a privately-held global manufacturing and services holding company, which oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries: Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., Evana Automation Specialists, Mountain Secure Systems, POWERTHRU, PSI Repair Services, Inc., PSI Semicon Services, Sciaky, Inc., and Skytronics, Inc. We serve a wide range of high-tech industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, alternative energy, healthcare, security and semiconductor. Our award-winning products and services help reduce costs and maximize efficiency for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as the U.S. Military. We push the boundaries of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration, delivering innovative solutions for land, sea, air and space. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.(TM)
Public Relations Manager
Phillips Service Industries (PSI)