New to the Brimacombe building is a medical and industrial grade 3D metal printing system. A GE/ARCAM Q20Plus Electron Beam Melting (EBM) machine and a Spectra H Powder Recovery System (PRS) have been installed and commissioned as part of the Additive Manufacturing lab in AMPEL. The commissioning process was completed in March 2020. The financial support of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the BC KDF, the APSC Dean’s Office and the Materials Engineering Department is gratefully acknowledged.
The Q20Plus EBM machine has a maximum build envelop of 350 mm (D) × 380 mm (H). The currently available build materials are Ti6Al4V Grade 5 and Ti6Al4V Grade 23 powders.
This facility is available to interested academic colleagues and industrial partners, from aerospace to biomedical industries and hospitals.
There are some Ti64 3D parts printed in an ARCAM Q20Plus machine: