BEAMIT acquires stake in AM post-processing startup PRES-X

January 15, 2020

BEAMIT SpA, Fornovo di Taro, Italy, has acquired a stake in PRES-X, a startup specialising in post-processing for Additive Manufacturing, in particular in the field of surface finishing and advanced thermal treatments. According to BEAMIT, PRES-X is the first European company that has made it possible to perform high-pressure heat treatments on AM production parts. 

In partnership with Quintus Technologies, PRES-X hasacquired a HIQ60 system, said to bedesigned specifically for the high-pressure heat treatment of AM parts. The HIQ60 system is able to perform heat treatments at high pressure, and incorporates specific features for complete thermal cycle control, allowing users to perform Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) and heat treatment at the same time. This service goes alongside the innovative services already provided by PRES-X on surface finish solutions. 

BEAMIT states that its investment in PRES-X is in line with itsstrategic vision to broaden its knowledge and special process offering, strengthening its position as ang AM service provider for the most demanding industries. 

Michele Antolotti, CEO of BEAMIT, stated, “We are extremely pleased to announce this deal and partnership with PRES-X, which aims to leverage synergies and further strengthen both companies’ position in the metal AM market. We see the need to simplify the AM supply chain, to make it more efficient, including highly advanced special processes. We are convinced that this will further enhance the value we offer to our customers.”

Andrea Scanavini, President of PRES-X, says “We are extremely pleased about our strategic partnership with BEAMIT, since we share the same vision regarding what will be the key drivers for the AM market in order to achieve excellence in all areas. Our collaboration with a leading AM service provider like BEAMIT is a strategic booster for our new and innovative services, which allows us to create a competence and production centre that can play a key role on the worldwide market for metal Additive Manufacturing.”

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