CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and world-renowned supplier of electron beam, advanced arc and resistance welding solutions, will feature its groundbreaking Additive Manufacturing (AM) process, most commonly referred to as Direct Manufacturing, at TCT Live 2012.
Sciaky's Direct Manufacturing technology is the only large-scale, fully programmable means of achieving near-net shape parts, made from high-value metals like titanium, stainless steel, nickel and refractory alloys. The process 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, free-moving electron beam gun deposits metal, layer by layer, until the part is complete and ready for finish machining. Depending on the part being manufactured, deposition rates can range from 15 to 40 pounds of metal per hour.
"Manufacturers can save significant time and money over traditional manufacturing methods with Sciaky's Direct Manufacturing technology," said Mike Riesen, General Manager of Sciaky, Inc. "We can make functional prototypes and production parts up to 20 feet in length and eight feet high, using a wide variety of high-density metals."
TCT Live 2012 takes place September 25-26 at The NEC in Birmingham, UK. Sciaky will be exhibiting in booth T24.
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For more information on Sciaky's Direct Manufacturing technology, visit www.sciaky.com. You can follow Sciaky on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sciaky_inc, as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sciakyinc.
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, 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) process allows manufacturers to save money and boost productivity over traditional 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.™
CONTACT: Jay Hollingsworth
Public Relations Manager
Phillips Service Industries (PSI)
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