WEBAM for flexible production

The additive manufacturing of components using an electron beam (WEBAM – Wire Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing) enables faster production times than with other comparable AM processes. Using the principle of wire deposition welding, semi-finished products as well as large metal components can be manufactured in a flexible and highly productive manner – from a batch size of 1 up to serial production.

The production of three-dimensional industrial components is performed by continuously fusing of metal wire within the vacuum of the system PB WEBAM 100. The inert environment prevents the material from being influenced by atmospheric gases. Using the electron beam also enables the creation of near-net-shape workpieces out of high-performance metals and reactive metals in a single process step. Thereby, the process is fast, material efficient and economic. Using our digitally controlled process, all operations can be automated and reproduced. There's another benefit: Upon request, the material can be varied during the process so that the component can be composed of different materials.

In addition, the wire-based PB WEBAM 100 has an open system, whereby all parameters can be looked at and individually adjusted to each other. With the integrated wire feeder developed by pro-beam, a precise adjustment of the wire feed as well as a simple and flexible merging of the wire feeder data with the process data is possible.

Advantages at a glance

  • Production of large components
  • Faster production times than with other comparable processes
  • Production in an inert environment using a vacuum
  • Reproducible quality
  • Economic due to its material efficiency and reduced waste products
  • High variety in materials, incl. difficult-to-weld metals
  • Multi-material components

AM with wire for the following industries

  • Aerospace
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Research and development
  • Energy
Flyer Additive Manufacturing

Application examples

WEBAM
Component: Rocket propulsion (model)
Material: Copper / machined
Height: 485 mm
Maximum diameter: 305 mm
WEBAM
Component: Cylinder
Materials: Copper, titanium, stainless steel, copper alloy / as-built
Outer diameter: 105 mm
WEBAM
Component: Cone with rim
Material: Titanium / machined
Maximum diameter: 430 mm
WEBAM
Component: Half-shell with cylinder
Material: copper / as-built
Outer diameter: 200 mm
Construction rate: 1,9 kg/h
WEBAM
Component: Bowl with outer rings
Materials: Stainless steel, copper
Maximum diameter: 220 mm
WEBAM
Component: Square tube
Material: Titanium / as-built
Edge length: 110 mm
Construction rate: 0,8 - 1,6 kg/h
WEBAM
Component: Rocket propulsion (model)
Material: Copper / as-built
Height: 650 mm
Maximum diameter: 295 mm
WEBAM
Component: Copper plated steel ring
Realisation: Copper overlay on a prefab component
Material: Copper and steel
Layer thickness: 15 mm
WEBAM
Component: Extruder screw
Realisation: Threefold helix on a prefab bar
Material: Titanium on titanium
WEBAM
Component: Double-sided structural component
Material: Titanium / as-built
WEBAM
Component: Clamp
Material: Titanium / as-built and machined

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