Lockheed to Help Sciaky Expand Capacity
Welding system supplier Sciaky (Chicago, Illinois) has entered a U.S.
Welding system supplier Sciaky (Chicago, Illinois) has entered a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé agreement with Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics business to further expand its Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing capabilities.
Developed with assistance from the DoD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, Sciaky’s Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing combines additive manufacturing principles, CAD and electron beam welding technology. The process uses a fully articulated, moving electron beam gun that starts with a CAD model and deposits metal layer-by-layer until the part is ready for finish machining.