The NeuBeam process is a powder bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing (AM) process that utilises an electron beam (eBeam) as its heat source. While other eBeam processes are available on the market, NeuBeam is unique because it achieves full charge neutralisation during the build process, which offers superior metallurgical capabilities. In turn this opens up new opportunities for application development with a wider and more open choice of metal materials for production applications with metal additive manufacturing.
The NeuBeam process eliminates issues concerning residual stress with typical metal AM processes, directly producing metal parts with demonstrably greater internal integrity while eliminating the need for an entire sinter cake around the parts, which require costly and time-consuming post-processing steps that can negate the benefits of AM for a given application. This is achieved by only applying the required high temperatures to the part being built, rather than the entire powder bed.
NeuBeam is delivered via a completely new system architecture based on a stable, reliable and flexible eBeam PBF process that produces fully dense parts in a wide range of materials — many of which are not compatible with traditional eBeam or laser PBF processes. This includes refractory metals and highly reflective alloys.
new opportunities for application development with a wider and more open choice of metal materials