May 28, 2013
Sciaky Inc., a Chicago-based subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), has entered into a business partnership with Evobeam GmbH of Mainz, Germany, to further expand its electron beam (EB) welding product portfolio.
Sciaky provides large-vacuum-chamber EB welding systems with internal moving guns. The systems, which use low voltage and high power, are suitable for large-scale parts. Evobeam supplies high-throughput, small-vacuum-chamber EB welding systems with external guns. Using low voltage and low power, the systems are designed for rapid production of small-scale parts.
Under terms of the agreement, the companies will market and sell each other's EB welding technology. The agreement includes Sciaky's Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing (EBDM) additive manufacturing process.