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 electron beam system. The inert environment prevents the material from being influenced by atmospheric gases. Using the electron beam also allows for the creation of near-net-shape workpieces out of metals that used to be difficult to weld in one single process step. Furthermore, 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 throughout the fusing process so that the component can be composed of different materials.

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Advantages at a glance

  • Production of large components
  • Faster production times than with other comparable processes
  • Production in an inert gas atmosphere 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
  • Nuclear
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Application examples

Component: Rocket propulsion (model)
Material: Copper / machined
Height: 485 mm
Maximum diameter: 305 mm
Component: Cylinder
Materials: Copper, titanium, stainless steel, copper alloy / as-built
Outer diameter: 105 mm
Component: Cone with rim
Material: Titanium / machined
Maximum diameter: 430 mm
Component: Half-shell with cylinder
Material: copper / as-built
Outer diameter: 200 mm
Construction rate: 1,9 kg/h
Component: Bowl with outer rings
Materials: Stainless steel, copper
Maximum diameter: 220 mm
Component: Square tube
Material: Titanium / as-built
Edge length: 110 mm
Construction rate: 0,8 - 1,6 kg/h
Component: Rocket propulsion (model)
Material: Copper / as-built
Height: 650 mm
Maximum diameter: 295 mm

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