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Production of parts Electron beam metal AM machine ensures high reproducibility
Japan — In late March, Japanese machine manufacturer Jeol launched their Electron Beam Metal AM Machine JAM-5200EBM. Using technology of a powerful electron microscope and an electron beam lithography system for semiconductor manufacturing, the company has developed an electron beam metal AM machine with high power, density and speed.
The new Electron beam metal AM machine JAM-5200EBM from Jeol, achieves high quality and reproducibility in the mass production of parts. The machine addresses the requirements of industries that require a high level of quality such as aerospace, industrial power, and medical devices. It features a long-life cathode with 1500 hours or more. According to the manufacturer, this can greatly reduce downtime for cathode replacement and improve productivity. Additionally, there is no need for helium gas can maintain the manufacturing quality until the end of the cathode's lifetime.
The company's powder dispersal prevention system “e-Shield” avoids scattering. Thanks to the helium-free environment, not only can parts be manufactured in a clean space at a low cost but the surface of the cathode is also less susceptible to damage, allowing the electron beam to remain stable. As a result, the manufacturing quality can be maintained until the end of the cathode's lifetime. Additionally, the automatic electron beam adjustment function ensures both a high quality and high reproducibility in manufacturing. The status of the manufacturing process and the system can be continuously checked by a remote monitoring system.