Beam-IT and SLM expand their long-term cooperation

Mauro Antolotti, CEO of Beam-IT (right) and Michele Antolotti, General Manager of Beam-IT

Beam-IT, Italy’s largest additive manufacturing service bureau, and SLM Solutions have signed an agreement to deepen their long term cooperation. Beam-IT expands its product portfolio with two new SLM® machines for their production and to work on the development of new parameters. The exchange of knowledge regarding new research results and parameter development is planned to create added value for both companies.

Beam-IT has now expanded its equipment portfolio to include an additional SLM®280 Selective Laser Melting machine with twin lasers and a quad laser SLM®500, bringing their total of SLM® machines to seven.

In a joint venture project, Beam-IT and SLM Solutions will work on further material parameters for the nickel-based alloys IN939 and IN718, focusing on certain material properties. Targeted parameter sets are necessary to achieve optimal results during the selective laser melting process and Beam-IT’s technical experience as an experienced metal additive manufacturing user will allow them to develop unique parameters with high-quality characteristics. The knowledge-sharing between the two companies during this process will be mutually beneficial in creating a shorter timeframe for parameter testing.