BEAMIT and SLM Solutions to collaborate on new material parameters for AM
July 4, 2019
BEAMIT SpA, Fornovo di Taro, Italy, has signed an agreement with SLM Solutions, headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, to develop the companies’ long term cooperation, and has expanded its product portfolio with two new SLM® machines to work on the development of new material parameters. The exchange of knowledge regarding new research results and parameter development are expected to create added value for both companies.
With the agreement, BEAMIT has installed an additional twin-laser SLM 280 machine and a quad-laser SLM 500 machine, bringing the company’s total installed SLM machines to seven. The companies stated that they will now work on the development of material parameters for the nickel-based alloys IN939 and IN718.
Targeted parameter sets are necessary to achieve optimal results during the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) Additive Manufacturing process, and BEAMIT reports that its technical experience as a metal AM user will allow it to develop unique parameters with high-quality characteristics.
“We are pleased to announce our cooperation agreement with SLM Solutions and the two additional machines,” stated Michele Antolotti, General Manager of BEAMIT. “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, commented, “BEAMIT 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 BEAMIT and believe that we will also benefit from its experience with the technology. This partnership approach benefits both our companies, but will also help advance implementation of the technology throughout the entire market.”