Arcam and Oak Ridge National Laboratory offer EBM Additive Manufacturing to US industry

July 25, 2012

Swedish additive manufacturing specialist Arcam AB and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, USA, have signed a co-operation agreement under which the parties will facilitate the introduction of Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting (EBM®) technology to US industry through a new Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF).

ORNL purchased its first Arcam EBM system in 2009. Since that time ORNL and Arcam have worked together to create opportunities for US industry to adopt Arcam’s EBM technology to meet emerging advanced manufacturing challenges.

Under a new ‘Cooperative Research and Development Agreement’ Arcam and ORNL will deepen their collaboration, with Arcam locating an application development centre at ORNL to further support US industry.

Arcam provides a unique Additive Manufacturing technology for production of fully dense metal parts via Electron Beam Melting (EBM®). The EBM® technology builds parts layer-by-layer from metal powder using a powerful electron beam. The EBM® process is carried out in vacuum at an elevated temperature allowing for enhanced material properties, both mechanically and chemically.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. ORNL’s mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security, and in doing so create economic opportunity for the United States.

ORNL’s scientific programs focus on materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. ORNL has more than 800 on-going industry partnerships, hosts more than 30,000 visitors annually, and is DOE’s premier energy and materials national laboratory.

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Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]   

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