Chicago-based metal 3D printers manufacturer, Sciaky Inc., has joined the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a Colorado-based industry-academia consortium. Sciaky has specialized in the metal industry providing welding, and EBAM systems. In addition to the provision of metal systems, Sciaky has also been involved in research and development with governmental organizations, institutions and private companies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, America Makes, Boeing, and Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Now, Sciaky will bring its metal expertise to advance additive manufacturing in collaboration with ADAPT partners. Currently, ADAPT is involved in a four-year program with the Office of Naval Research and Lockheed Martin to develop real-time quality control systems for 3D printed parts. Sciaky will contribute to the consortium by developing knowledge of how the process variables affect the microstructural properties of the metal parts in additive manufacturing. Featured image shows a metal part 3D printed by Sciaky.
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