GE Additive Unveils Arcam EBM Spectra H

GE Additive unveiled the Arcam EBM SpectraTM H, a new metal additive manufacturing system, designed to handle high heat and crack prone materials. The Arcam EBM Spectra H complements the company’s existing electron beam melting systems. This new system is available to pre-order. It will be manufactured at Arcam’s plant near Gothenburg, Sweden with expected delivery from Q4 2018 onwards.

As manufacturers make significant steps towards serial production, they require larger, faster, industrialized solutions and machines that are capable of handling high heat and crack prone materials, such as titanium aluminide (TiAl). Today, electron beam melting remains the only commercial additive manufacturing method able to support TiAl production requirements.

Initially, the Arcam EBM Spectra H will support both TiAl and Alloy 718 and additional Ni-super alloys will be supported from 2019. GE Additive‘s materials science team is currently exploring future opportunities for a wider range high heat materials, including; nickel superalloys, tungsten, CoCr, stainless steel and metal matrix composites.

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.â€?

Karl Lindblom, general manager, Arcam EBM, said “It’s great to be able to show the Spectra H here at RAPID and get feedback from across the industry. 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.â€?

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