A few weeks after the official virtual launch of its Calibur3 Metal 3D printer, Wayland Additive announces the commercialization of its first system to Exergy Solutions Inc., a Canada-based engineering consultant offering end-to-end, fit-for-purpose lab-scale and pilot-scale equipment for research and innovation.

The purchase of the first Calibur3 by Exergy Solutions is a strategic move, enabled with support from Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen). “NGen’s mission is to support the development of unique, world-leading manufacturing capabilities in Canada” said Jayson Myers, CEO, NGen. “It is investments like this that will enable our manufacturers to compete in the global marketplace and deliver the integrated engineering solutions that their customers need.”

This sale also marks the beginning of a new collaboration with VBN Components, a Sweden-based materials producer known for the development of metal alloys deliver extreme wear and heat resistance, enabling the manufacture of large geometrically-complex parts.  According to the producer, its materials are characterised by the production of components with extreme fatigue resistance thanks to the high cleanliness in Vibenite® materials, supreme wear resistance and hardness, thanks to the high carbide content, and no porosities and full hardness all the way through the component. 

As Dr. Dave Waldbillig, Director of Advanced Manufacturing at Exergy explains, “The investment in Wayland’s technology means that we can present a compelling solution to our customer’s wear challenges. The partnership combines the high wear resistance and toughness of the Vibenite® series of materials from VBN Components, with the larger build volume and speed of the NeuBeamTM process, and Exergy Solution’s application engineering support. Exergy focuses on developing solutions for high wear environments where complex geometries and large part sizes are needed for applications across many industry sectors such as oil and gas, minerals processing, forestry, agriculture, pulp and paper, and power generation among others. Wayland’s Calbur3 metal AM system supports innovation for Exergy with its ability to process a wide range of materials in its large build volume meaning we can focus on large footprint components.”

Billy Rideout, CEO, at Exergy concludes. “The alliance between Exergy, Wayland, and VBN means that we are able to offer significant customer benefits. With support from VBN, Exergy can now supply full-service design, manufacturing, and qualification support for large parts with complex geometries made from materials that are difficult or impossible to machine. This in turn means longer component lifetimes, with the entire part (not just specific areas of the part) made from highly wear resistant materials.

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