Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication prototyping & 3D printing services


EBF3 Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication rapid prototyping uses a layer additive process to build metal parts in zero gravity environments. Developed and patented by NASA and in conjunction with the aerospace industry, EBF3 rapid prototyping uses a focused electron beam to create a molten pool on a metallic substrate. The beam traces a cross sectional layer of the object along the surface while metallic wire is fed into the molten pool. Once the beam passes over an area, it solidifies with enough strength to support the layer.  The process is repeated until a complete 3D object is produced.

What types of objects are best for Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication prototyping services?

EBF3 prototyping is best for complex or complete parts with the goal of using less raw material and post machining. Much of EBF3 rapid prototyping is reserved for the aerospace industry.

Are there any disadvantages to EBF3 prototyping?

EBF3 prototyping services are typically unavailable through commercial channels and is an ongoing experimental technology used by the U.S. aerospace industry. This 3D printing process is typically reserved for NASA and space research.

Our EBF3 Prototyping Services

Our company maintains an exclusive suite of professional rapid prototyping services to suit any industry or application. Our team thrives on industry experience, quality control standards, and strategic alliances.

No matter the complexity of your project, we’ll offer:

1)            Budget friendly service with fast turnaround times.

2)            A consultative approach to creating your prototype design: service recommendations, 3D modeling, and material selection.

3)            The largest network of EBF3 rapid prototyping services on the west coast, with access to a diverse set of 3D rapid prototyping equipment.

How do I get started having my object 3D printed with EBF3 rapid prototyping services?

EBF3 is not readily available for use but may be in the near future.  Regardless, our team can advise you on the best approach for which 3D prototyping service to use based on the design criteria. Feel free to contact us through our website or over the phone at 800-555-6789 for any questions. We’ll leverage a diverse set of services so that your product is done with speed, accuracy, and quality.