BEAMIT SpA, Fornovo di Taro, Italy, has expanded its heat treatment capability for the processing of metal additively manufactured components. In addition to the installation of a new, higher capacity vacuum furnace, the company will add a new furnace for the treatment of aluminium alloys. BEAMIT also announced the establishment of a new department dedicated entirely to heat treating.
The heat treatment department now consists of two high vacuum furnaces conforming to standard AMS2750. According to BEAMIT, the furnaces have been assessed as Class 3 Type B and are ready for Nadcap accreditation.
The first vacuum furnace installed by the company in 2015 offers a loading chamber of sufficient dimension to cover the production of most components built on standard-sized platforms. The most recently acquired furnace, installed in October 2017, incorporates a charge room with a greater capacity and is able to accommodate components of over 400mm in height and depth, produced using the latest large-scale SLM 500 and EOS M400-4 Additive Manufacturing machines installed at BEAMIT’s facility in 2017.
To maximise the potential and performance of its additively manufactured aluminium alloys, BEAMIT will also install a new furnace specifically for the treatment of aluminium alloys, which will perform water solubilisation treatments, ageing and stress relief. This furnace complies with AMS2750 Class 3 Type C, accreditable Nadcap
Founded in 1997, BEAMIT supplies components produced using metal Additive Manufacturing to the biomedical, motorsports, aeronautical and aerospace, and energy industries, as well as developing, studying and qualifying metallic materials. The company is ISO 9100 certified and lists a wide range of metal Additive Manufacturing machines at its facility.