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Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son and Co. Ltd., has signed an agreement with Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc., to purchase an EBAM 110 Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System.

The system is one of the largest additive manufacturing systems globally.

Burloak says the EBAM 110 system will deliver the industry's largest, near net-shape metal 3D printed parts faster, with less material waste, reduced machining time, and shorter time to market. It will be one of the first commercially available systems to manufacture the industry's largest 3D printed parts on a contract basis.

"Using traditional subtractive processes, such as forging and machining, the production of titanium parts of this size could take one year while generating a significant amount of waste," said Peter Adams, co-founder and president of Burloak Technologies. "Our EBAM 110 system will allow us to manufacture the same large-scale titanium structural parts in a matter of days. We are already engaged with several aerospace end-users who have started the qualification process with us."

Burloak Technologies is accepting development projects for the system, with full production capability expected in the third quarter of 2019. The system will operate at the company's recently announced Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, where it will manufacture large structural components for flight applications, with dimensions up to 269 x 119.4 x 160 cm (106 x 47 x 63 in.) or diameters of 269 cm (106 in.).

Sciaky says the EBAM 110 is the industry's first wire-fed, large-scale, high deposition rate system. It is capable of building parts in a wide range of materials in a full vacuum environment using a powerful electron beam system that can deposit up to 25 pounds of titanium per hour. The system has already been used to produce space flight certified, titanium structural parts, such as fuel tanks.

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