Innovative new metal AM
process to be launched to
Additive manufacturing is growing in use across all applications and next month, Wayland Additive will launch a
new metal AM and machine that uses its ground-breaking NeuBeam technology. Justin Burns investigates
be accepted, but need to be application driven.”
The company is funded through a combination of
Innovate UK money and investment management funds.
The team at Wayland believes the AM industry knows that
completely new machine architectures are needed to
enable true production and it has not just improved an
existing technology – it has completely reengineered it -
taking the workarounds out of AM by addressing the root
causes, allowing users to focus on what really matters.
The NeuBeam process has been developed from the
ground up in-house by a team of physicists that have
worked for many decades with electron beam technology
and industrial systems in the semiconductor industry.
Wayland says the science, combined with extensive
expertise and experience, has allowed it to develop a
capable and reliable system, rather than imitating existing
machines, or adapting off-the-shelf components and repurposing
them. By going back to the fundamental
physics, it feels it has “re-written the rule book” on what a
metal AM machine can do.
Director of business development Peter Hansford
explains the NeuBeam metal AM process neutralises the
electron beam (eBeam) powder bed fusion (PBF) process
to offer greater exibility than laser-based AM processes,
overcoming the stability issues many users of traditional
eBeam AM systems experience - combining the best
features of existing AM technologies while overcoming
The use of additive manufacturing (AM) is growing
and West Yorkshire-based Wayland Additive ( www.
is.gd/Dmtk9Q ) will add something to the market with
the launch of a new innovative metal AM machine and
process that is set to add value and opportunities to
manufacturing applications when launched next month.
Machinery was given a look at the new AM machine
Calibur3 that uses the rm’s self-developed neutral beam
(NeuBeam) technology – during a visit to the Hudders eldbased
start-up last month.
After three and a half years developing the technology,
the company was formed in August 2019 from a team
that came from the semiconductor industry and looked at
conventional metal AM processes and felt it could do
better. The global AM market is estimated to have been
worth £12 billion in 2019 and forecasted to triple in size
over the next ve years, meaning endless opportunities.
“Wayland wants to build long-term relationships built
on dedication and trust, providing products that bring
added bene ts to customers,” explains chief executive
of cer Will Richardson.
“All our machines that are delivered will be projectbased,
with speci c targeted applications or material
usage and the material development kit can be added to
the production machine.
“Wayland engineers will be working closely with
operators to ensure maximum bene t of the technology.
Commitment will be required to be part of the program,
with goals established, while educational placements will
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