Huge Parts for Turkish Aerospace Industries via Huge Sciaky DED PrinterJanuary 27, 2022
Sciaky, Inc. announced that it will deliver what it claims to be the world’s largest electron-beam directed energy deposition (DED) printer to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Delivery dates are being finalized for the customized EBAM 300-series additive manufacturing system, which will print titanium aerostructures measuring nearly 6 m long at TAI’s Ankara, Turkey, plant. The contract also includes collaboration on a series of projects aimed at optimizing TAI’s use of the EBAM machine and its technology.
TAI serves as Turkey's technology center for the development, modernization, manufacturing, system integration and lifecycle support of its aviation and space programs.
The EBAM machine’s work envelope exceeds 6 m in length by 2 m in width by 1.8 m in height. Deposition rates reportedly will exceed 20 kg./hr. hour for many metal alloys. Also, the EBAM printer can switch quickly to an electron-beam welder for large-scale welding applications—TAI is expected to make use of the dual capabilities.
For quality control, the EBAM machine employs the closed-loop Interlayer Real-time Imaging and Sensing System (IRISS), which reportedly can sense and digitally self-adjust metal deposition with precision and repeatability.
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See also: Sciaky Inc
Technologies: Directed-Energy Systems