Sciaky to Feature First Commercially-Available, Large-Scale AM Solution at the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing


Chicago, Illinois - Sciaky, Inc., a world-renowned supplier of electron beam, advanced arc and resistance welding systems, will demonstrate how manufacturers can save money and boost productivity by utilizing Sciaky's groundbreaking Additive Manufacturing (AM) solution (which is also referred to as Direct Manufacturing) at the 2010 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing.

Sciaky's AM solution is the first commercially-available, large-scale, fully-programmable means of achieving near-net shape parts. The solution utilizes Sciaky's state-of-the art electron beam freeform fabrication (EBFFF) welding technology to produce functional prototypes and production parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing methods. Starting with a 3D model from a CAD program, Sciaky's fully-articulated, moving electron beam gun deposits metal, layer by layer, until the part is complete. Depending on the part being manufactured, deposition rates can range from 15 to 40 pounds of metal per hour, depending on the material and application.

The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing takes place July 7-8, 2010 at the Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. It is one of the world's only conferences focused solely on the application of 'end use parts,' made using layer manufacturing technologies. Hosted by the distinguished "Additive Manufacturing Research Group," the conference is attended by over 150 delegates and speakers from around the world. The event provides a two day showcase of invited speakers, including the very best in both academic AM research activity and commercial AM applications. The event also plays host to a parallel technology and materials exhibition supported by leading AM systems vendors exclusively for conference delegates.

"The AM Conference is an excellent forum to showcase Sciaky's recent advances in large scale Additive Manufacturing technology," said Mike Riesen, General Manager of Sciaky, Inc. "We look forward to sharing our knowledge and progress with other leaders at the forefront of AM technology."

About Sciaky (www.sciaky.com)

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), is a world-renowned supplier of electron beam, advanced arc and resistance welding systems. We provide innovative welding solutions and a wide range of contract welding services to the aerospace, defense and manufacturing industries. Our state-of-the-art equipment meets rigid military specifications to manufacture items such as airframes, landing gear, jet engines, guided missiles and vehicle parts. Sciaky's Direct Manufacturing (DM) solution is the first commercially-available, large-scale, fully-programmable means of achieving near-net shape parts, which allows manufacturers to save money and boost productivity over traditional prototyping processes.

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