Why FIT?


  • Extensive experience with Electron Beam Melting (EBM), as we have been using this process since 2005.
  • We have access to 4 modern machines with different capacities.
  • Based on EN ISO 13485, we are able to produce titanium blanks for the medical device industry on the EBM systems.


Electron beam melting - description of the process

The EBM process (electron beam melting) produces components by fusing layers of metal powder with an electron beam in a high vacuum. A cathode heated to 2,500 °C emits electrons, which are guided by electromagnetic fields and hit the metal powder at half the speed of light. This completely fuses the powder at that point. The vacuum prevents any oxygen from being trapped, which makes the components very strong.
Electron beam melting - description of the process


Benefits of electron beam melting

  • Complex geometries
  • High structural density
  • High dynamic strength
  • High fatigue strength
  • Mechanical and thermal resistance


Machine capacities in electron beam melting

1 x Arcam S12
Envelope: 200 x 200 x 180 mm

1 x Arcam Q10
Envelope: 200 x 200 x 180 mm

2 x Arcam Q20
Envelope: Ø 350 x 380 mm



Materials for electron beam melting

  • Titanium Grade 2 / pure titanium
  • Titanium Grade 5 / Ti6Al4V
  • Titanium Grade 5 ELI / Ti6Al4V ELI


Post-processing options

  • Blasting
  • Polishing
  • Metal coating


Applications of electron beam melting

 

  • Ideal for fully-functional high-tech applications, medical implants, aerospace and marine applications, mechanical engineering, and motorsport
  • Individual parts or small series
Applications of electron beam melting

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