BEAMIT Group acquires 3T Additive Manufacturing

April 12, 2021

Inside 3T Additive Manufacturing’s Newbury plant (Courtesy BEAMIT Group)

The BEAMIT Group, Fornovo di Taro, Italy, has acquired Additive Manufacturing service provider 3T Additive Manufacturing, Newbury, Berkshire, UK, from AM Global Holding GmbH. This follows the acquisition by Sandvik of a large stake in the BEAMIT Group in 2019, which established a strong industrial partnership across the AM valuechain. The purchase of 3T Additive Manufacturing was made in order to continue with the group’s plan of integrating and industrialising AM for the serial production of high-end components in demanding industries.

3T Additive Manufacturing will bring to the BEAMIT Group twenty years of industrial expertise and capabilities for metal AM, where it holds some of the highest-quality certifications for deliveries to aerospace (AS9100) and medical (ISO 13485), and is an approved supplier for serial production by many leading OEMs across the UK, the US, Europe and Japan.

Following mergers with Zare, Pres-X and Proxera®, 3T Additive Manufacturing complements the BEAMIT Group’s value chain with established qualified operations serving key industries such as aerospace, IGT, medical and automotive. This acquisition represents the first planned step towards the BEAMIT Group’s goal of global expansion.

A copper rocket propulsion chamber additively manufactured by 3T AM (Courtesy BEAMIT Group)

Mauro Antolotti, president of the BEAMIT Group, stated, “BEAMIT has spent some time looking into new ways to leverage synergies, and the 3T Additive Manufacturing acquisition adds great value and expertise into this leap forward we are making. We are now more well equipped than ever, having consolidated and strengthened our AM service offering, established a footprint in the UK and prepared for further expansion and growth with our customers in the coming years.”

The group has already transitioned into serial production with OEM customers, and produces upwards of 10,000 high-end components every year. It has also integrated operations digitally, with certification requirements such as IATF16949, AS9100 and NADCAP. Alongside Sandvik’s materials and metal powders knowledge, 3T Additive Manufacturing will be positioned to expand its Additive Manufacturing capabilities across the value chain, including special processes in advanced heat treatment, NDT, as well as complex machining and post-processing, complementing a joint group R&D programme on next-generation materials and processes.

“The AM sector is developing fast and there is a need for dedicated AM partners with specialist skills across the AM valuechain, not to mention the resources required to help industrial customers develop and launch their AM programmes,” commented Kristian Egeberg, president of Sandvik Additive Manufacturing. “Not many AM service companies in the market are able to offer a complete end-to-end process for the additive manufacturing of complex, high-end, components. With our investment in the BEAMIT Group – now also including 3T Additive Manufacturing – we look forward to helping even more industrial customers create value through the application of AM.”

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