The pro-beam Group, a provider of electron beam and laser technology, headquartered in Gilching, Germany, and Additive Manufacturing specialist FIT AG, Lupburg, Germany, have announced they will collaborate to develop Additive Manufacturing processes using electron beam technology.
Under a framework agreement, the two companies have expressed their intention to combine their knowledge and create new technological opportunities through the resulting synergies. The cooperation will cover the areas of process development, material development, and equipment development for electron beam AM.
FIT AG has over twenty-five years of experience in AM, especially in data preparation and process technology. pro-beam has more than four decades of expertise in electron beam technology, making the company particularly suitable for the development of further electron beam uses within AM.
“The respective expertise of the two companies FIT and pro-beam holds enormous potential to achieve a significant expansion of Additive Manufacturing applications using the electron beam,” stated Dr Thorsten Löwer, CTO at pro-beam.
Carl Fruth, founder and CEO of FIT AG, commented, “I am convinced that this technology cooperation will produce important results. We have some very specific ideas in mind that we can now tackle with pro-beam to achieve a market-ready technology solution.”