Wayland Additive will be an exhibitor at Formnext, Frankfurt as it presents its Calibur3 metal AM technology at a high-profile industrial B2B event for the first time. Wayland’s Calibur3 (featuring the NeuBeam process) moved from R&D to commercial availability early in 2021, and the company has already sold its first machine to Exergy Solutions in Canada and has a robust pipeline of high caliber prospects. CEO Will Richardson is, however, excited to take the technology to the well-qualified and substantial Formnext audience.
“We curated the launch of our Calibur3 system via a well-attended virtual event in March this year, which we followed up with an open day on-site at our HQ in Huddersfield as we navigated the tight pandemic restrictions that were in place at the time. We have set up a meeting booking form where attendees can book a meeting slot with one of our team, and we look forward to discussing just what Wayland can bring to the table when it comes to the cost-effective production of metal AM products hitherto impossible to manufacture”.
NeuBeam introduces a change in performance and capability, being an entirely new, ground-breaking powder bed fusion (PBF) process that offers the opportunity to 3D print metal parts that cannot be produced today, due to current metal AM process limitations. NeuBeam offers the opportunity to use a wider range of metal materials and also enables the production of large parts without having to worry about residual stress or gas cross-flow and without having to pre sinter the powder bed. The printable area of the first version of the Calibur3 system is 300 x 300 x 450 mm.
NeuBeam offers substantially reduced energy consumption and print times, and a simplified powder removal process and less post-processing are ensured. The ability to produce fully dense parts in a wide range of metal materials is important, and the process introduces a built-in, real-time in-process monitoring control system producing an industrial and stable production platform.
Richardson continued, “The Calibur3 system featuring the NeuBeam process offers a true 3rd way that sits between SLM & EBM systems. In addition, Calibur3 promotes innovation, which should be key to any advancement in technology. And because it overcomes the compromises that most companies have to contend with when using metal AM, they can now revisit applications that were previously seen as troublesome or impossible and/or begin development projects with a clearer view of the process and more room to operate in. NeuBeam is a metal AM process that saves both time and money from end-to-end, one that can benefit commercial objectives through true production partnerships which we look forward to forging at Formnext”.