What are Powder-Bed Systems?
Powder-Bed Systems employ a heat source to fuse a layer of powder in a bed, thus building a part layer by layer. Laser-beam and electron-beam are the primary types of powder-bed systems.
What is Eb?
Electron-Beam Powder-Bed Systems use electron beams in a vacuum chamber to fuse a metal-powder layer, thus building parts layer by layer. The process enables production of precise metal parts, and often finds use in medical applications. The process introduces less thermal stress, and require less support elements than a laser powder-bed process.