GE Additive Unveils New Metal AM System – The Arcam EBM Spectra H

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GE Additive, the additive manufacturing arm of GE, announced the launch of Arcam EBM Spectra H – a new metal additive manufacturing system. This newly launched additive manufacturing system is designed to handle high heat and crack prone materials.

The new additive manufacturing system has been designed to meet unique needs of manufacturers such has serial production, larger and faster industrialised solutions and machines that are capable of handling high heat and crack prone materials, such as the Titanium Aluminide (TiAl).

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Above: The Arcam EBM Spectra H Metal Additive Manufacturing System/Image Credit: GE Additive

In addition to handling high heat and crack prone materials, the Arcam EBM Spectra H also incorporates different features and enhancements that help to lower costs and increase productivity of the system. Some of the features of the newly launched AM system from GE Additive include:

  • Unique system designed to handle high heat and crack prone materials, such as TiAl and nickel Alloy 718
  • Up to 50% increase in build speed and 39% increase in build volume
  • Cost reductions through productivity enhancements
  • Improved power handling, automation and calibration,  decreased risk of contamination, reduced operator dependency making it ideal for end-to-end industrialization

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Speaking about how GE’s commitment to developing industry-leading additive machines, Jason Oliver, President and CEO, GE Additive said, “This new system shows our commitment to developing industry-leading additive machines, materials, and services. We remain focused on accelerating innovation across sectors and helping the world work smarter, faster and more efficiently.”

Offering more details about new systems, Karl Lindblom, General Manager, Arcam EBM said, “We have created what we think is an amazing system that demonstrates how Arcam continues to push the possibilities of EBM technology.  Spectra H is the result of really hard work by a cross-functional team from across the GE Additive family, supported by insights and feedback from a handful of internal and external customers.”

The EBM technology or the Electronic Beam Melting technology is currently at the forefront of additive manufacturing. Developed by Arcam EBM, a GE Additive company, the EBM technology is used to build fully dense metal components, layer-by-layer using metal powder. This metal powder is melted by a powerful electron beam to the exact geometry defined by a CAD model.

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