Beam-IT deepens collaboration with SLM Solutions to expand Metal Additive Manufacturing Portfolio

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Beam-IT adds twin-laser SLM®280 & quad-laser SLM®500 selective laser melting metal 3D printers.

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Above: Mauro Antolotti, CEO of Beam-IT (right) and Michele Antolotti, General Manager of Beam-IT/Image Credit: Beam-IT

Beam-IT, Italy’s largest additive manufacturing service bureau, and SLM Solutions have signed an agreement to deepen their long term cooperation. Beam-IT expands its product portfolio with two new SLM® machines for their production and to work on the development of new parameters. The exchange of knowledge regarding new research results and parameter development are planned to create added value for both companies.

Beam-IT specializes in additive manufacturing and has the one of the largest additive manufacturing machine fleets in Europe. Operating internationally, they have consolidated partnerships with the most prominent companies and research institutions across all industries. The company has now expanded its equipment portfolio to include an additional SLM®280 Selective Laser Melting machine with twin lasers and a quad laser SLM®500, bringing their total of SLM® machines to seven.

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Above: M.Sc.Eng. Martina Riccio (first on right), AM Process Leader of Beam-IT and technical team/Image Credit: Beam-IT

Michele Antolotti, General Manager of Beam-IT was excited to announce the news, “We are pleased to announce our cooperation agreement with SLM Solutions and the two additional machines. We regularly produce high-quality parts for our customers using selective laser melting because the SLM® technology works efficiently, quickly and, above all, safely. With the expanded capacity of our new multi-laser systems we can also increase our productivity and react to the increased interest in SLM® technology from our customers.”

Kamer Geyisi, Sales Manager at SLM Solutions, is looking forward to a successful cooperation, “Beam-IT has a high technical expertise and is working with the Selective Laser Melting technology every day. As a partner to our customers throughout the entire additive manufacturing process chain, SLM Solutions is pleased to share our knowledge with Beam-IT and believe that we will also benefit from their experience with the technology. This partnership approach benefits both our companies, but will also help advance implementation of the technology throughout the entire market.”

In a joint venture project Beam-IT and SLM Solutions will work on further material parameters for the nickel-based alloys IN939 and IN718, focusing on certain material properties. Targeted parameter sets are necessary to achieve optimal results during the selective laser melting process and Beam-IT’s technical experience as an experienced metal additive manufacturing user will allow them to develop unique parameters with high-quality characteristics. The knowledge-sharing between the two companies during this process will be mutually beneficial in creating a shorter time-frame for parameter testing.

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