Lockheed Martin Titanium Propellant Tank For Satellite Deployment 3D Printed Using EBAM Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Titanium Propellant Tank For Satellite Deployment 3D Printed Using EBAM

Sciaky To Adopt Siemens Software For Additive Manufacturing Tech

Sciaky will adopt Siemens NX and NX Nastran software for its metal additive manufacturing process, which has been used by companies like Airbus and Lockheed Martin to produce titanium parts.

Additive manufacturing provider Sciaky has chosen Siemens’ product life cycle management (PLM) software to support its Electronic Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology.                                                                        

The integration will allow Sciaky’s customers the use of Siemens’ widely-adopted NX and NX Nastran software for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering, which Sciaky says will improve product development and end results.

Sciaky’s EBAM technology—which it says has the fastest deposition process in the metal additive manufacturing market—features a unique adaptive control system with the ability to digitally self-adjust metal deposition, allowing better precision and repeatability. Adding Siemens PLM software into the mix will provide an even deeper degree of control.

Sciaky, Inc.Sciaky's Electronic Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System.

Sciaky's Electronic Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System.

EBAM can be used in the aerospace industry to create aircraft frames, structures, parts and engines. Sciaky has already worked with companies like Airbus to produce large titanium structural parts quickly at a lower cost. The company also worked with Lockheed Martin in the 3D printing of titanium propellant tanks for satellite deployment.

Sciaky, Inc.Airbus rear upper spar 3D printed using Sciaky's EBAM process.

Airbus rear upper spar 3D printed using Sciaky's EBAM process.

This is not the first time an additive manufacturing company has chosen to integrate Siemens’ software. The company announced a formal partnership with Stratasys last year to integrate its digital products with the 3D printer’s additive technology. The company also has recent partnerships with HP, Local Motors and Trumpf to optimize the additive manufacturing process.

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