CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions, announced today that it has launched a new Direct Manufacturing (DM) video.
With the objective to save manufacturers time and money on the production of large, high-value metal parts and prototypes, Sciaky launched its groundbreaking DM solution, which is based on additive manufacturing principles, in 2009. Today, Sciaky's DM solution remains the only large-scale, fully programmable means of achieving near-net shape parts made of titanium, tantalum, inconel and other high-value metals, ranging up to 19 feet in length, 4 feet in width and 4 feet high (19'x4'x4'). The solution combines computer-aided design (CAD), Sciaky's state-of-the art 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 is complete and ready for finish machining. Deposition rates typically range from 7 to 20 pounds per hour, depending upon part geometry and the material selected.
Over the past two years, Sciaky's DM solution has been at the heart of several key advanced research and development programs with the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, DARPA and Penn State University's Applied Research Laboratory.
"Sciaky is proud to release the new Direct Manufacturing video," said Mike Riesen, General Manager of Sciaky, Inc. "This technology, which has been called 'game-changing' by Lockheed Martin, continues to push boundaries for manufacturers looking to save time and money over traditional manufacturing and prototyping processes."
To view the new Direct Manufacturing video from Sciaky, visit http://sciaky.com/direct_manufacturing.html.
About Sciaky (www.sciaky.com)
Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), is a leading provider of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions. We provide innovative welding systems – electron beam, advanced arc and resistance – and a wide range of contract welding services to the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and other 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 exclusive Direct Manufacturing (DM) solution allows manufacturers to save time and money over traditional manufacturing and prototyping processes.
About Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (www.psi-online.com)
Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), established in 1967, is a privately held service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries, serving a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, 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 bounds of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.™
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Phillips Service Industries (PSI)
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