Tune in March 16 for Virtual Launch of Wayland Additive Calibur3 AM SystemMarch 2, 2021
Wayland Additive, on March 16, will virtually launch its additive manufacturing (AM) system for metal, the Calibur3—visit www.waylandadditive.com to sign up for the event.Calibur3 uses Wayland Additive’s NeuBeam process, which, according to company officials, effectively neutralizes the electron-beam powder bed fusion (PBF) process to offer greater flexibility than laser-based AM processes while overcoming the stability issues many users of traditional electron-beam PBF AM systems experience. In addition, Wayland Additive officials offer, the NeuBeam process enables metallurgical requirements to be tailored to application requirements, a limiting factor in previous electron-beam AM processes.“The first machine is now inhouse, and we have been working with professional videographers and a production team to make sure that in addition to our live interaction with our virtual audience, attendees can get up front and personal with the technology, and see ‘inside’ to get a feel for how the Calibur3 works, and also why this is so important for industry,” says Will Richardson, CEO of Wayland Additive. “The framework of the event will explain how the technology works and why we have spent the past 5 yr. researching and developing the Calibur3, which directly overcomes shortcomings that industry faces if relying on legacy metal-AM technologies.”NeuBeam reportedly is a hot-part rather than a hot-bed process, enabling creation of parts free of residual stresses due to high temperatures applied only to the part and not the bed, ensuring free-flowing powder post-build (no sinter cake) and stress-free parts with reduced energy consumption. Also, the process overcomes many limitations for manufacturing large components, according to company officials, due to no residual thermal stresses, no gas cross-flow and a simplified powder-removal process.The NeuBeam process, with built-in real-time in-process monitoring, reportedly can produce fully dense parts in a range of materials, many of which, such as refractory metals and highly reflective alloys, are not compatible with traditional electron-beam or laser PBF processes.“We want the virtual event to be as interactive as possible, and we will welcome questions and look to work post-event with any companies that wish to discuss specific applications,” says Peter Hansford, Wayland Additive director of business development. “We also are hosting a physical event on May 19 when the restrictions in connection with the pandemic will have been relaxed enough for us to convene this safely, and of course, attendees are welcome at this event as well.”
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