Wayland Additive can boast a combined 150+ years of industrial electron beam manufacturing expertise. The company was born out of a high precision engineering team with a long and distinguished pedigree in the semiconductor industry, where electron beam widths are measured in nanometers and process instabilities are unacceptable. The use of and experience with eBeam technology in semiconductor manufacturing indicated that its use in additive manufacturing could be improved. Thus, since 2015 a team of eBeam experts from the lithography world began to coalesce around solving the single most serious problem inherent in the eBeam AM process, the charging of the powder.
Wayland Additive is enabling high value, mature technology transfer from the semiconductor industry to the AM industry. The company, which has also brought in a wealth of talent from the AM industry, has secured significant initial funding from Longwall Ventures after a period of Innovate UK and industry R&D development funding. The company now exists at the forefront of the development of the most efficient, and accurate metal AM process.
The dedicated and diverse Wayland Additive team works pragmatically with customers on application and material development and repeatability.
Enabling high value, mature technology transfer from the semiconductor industry to the AM industry