31 Jan '17, 5pm

Sciaky 3D prints tank used in ISE's Arctic Explorer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle:

Sciaky 3D prints tank used in ISE's Arctic Explorer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle:

Additive manufacturing came to the rescue when International Submarine Engineering Ltd.’s latest autonomous underwater vehicle’s production was nearly sidelined after one of its component manufacturers went under. ISE planned to produce the titanium Variable Ballast tank through traditional manufacturing processes, but that plan changed when its supplier, an overseas titanium forging facility that previously produced propellant tanks for the Russian space program, went out of business. The company approached Sciaky, Inc. to produce the tank using Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing techniques to avoid a delay in the production of its Arctic Explorer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Sciaky previously 3D printed titanium propellant tanks for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in 2015. What could have taken a traditional forging facility 16 weeks to produce, Sciaky was able to prod...

Full article: https://www.pddnet.com/news/2017/01/sciaky-3d-prints-tank...

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