BeAM: Revolutionizing the 3D Printing Technology

BeAM: Revolutionizing the 3D Printing Technology

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Vincent Gillet, CEO, BeAMVincent Gillet, CEO
3D printing is the additive manufacturing technology that industries ranging from small to large scale are demanding now. With reduced cost and decreased time to market, it plays a crucial role in reducing the workload of the modern day industries. At a juncture when the sectors like aeronautics, aerospace, defense look forward to 3D printing technologies to upgrade their manufacturing habits, DED (Directed Energy Deposition) also known as Laser Metal Disposition (LMD) has made the art of 3D printing more amiable and commercial. It has created an environment for 3D printing industry to evolve further and come up with cutting edge products which are suitable for making models and offset with complex metal components.

Founded in 2012, BeAM in a short period has become a pioneer in creating industrial metal 3D printers/additive manufacturing machines using the DED technology. The company’s headquarters is in Strasbourg, France. It has branches in USA and Singapore as well. BeAM uses DED technology to ensure that the metals and alloys are fused with the help of fabrication and high-resolution microstructure. The application of DED technology also helps to infuse additional parts to the existing metals and structures, thereby bringing innovation into the current market of manufacturing. BeAM has deployed robust industrial applications for aeronautic, aerospace, defense, nuclear and Oil & Gas, which meets the international standards.

The ‘Magic 800’ is the flagship product offered by the company. It was developed for industries which needs specific working areas to manufacture or repair of large metallic parts.

The products and applications provided by BeAM play a pivotal role to mitigate your vision for ‘Factory 4.0’

BeAM has brought ‘Modulo 250’ into the market which is specifically designed for activities of R&D, training and the production of small dimension parts, its industrial deposition nozzles are powered by high-quality fiber laser sources of 2000 W to 4000 W. Thereafter, ‘Modulo 400’ was brought into the market by the company based on the customer feedback, it revolutionizes DED machinery by fully integrating all required peripherals into the machine cabinet, enabling transportation and operation in remote locations. The company’s LMD 3D printing technology was used heavily by French aerospace and aircraft industries, specifically for the repair or modification of existing aerospace parts. BeAM has collaborated with companies like Autodesk to produce parts in a relatively lesser period, on-demand and according to the specification needed. BeAM takes its time to get the right partners and researches for years to come up with new products. “The real question is to choose the right partner in an environment where everyone is looking for material manufacturers, machine vendors, and customers who integrate these technologies into their processes,” says Vincent Gillet, CEO BeAM.

Providing cost-effective products to its clients without compromising on the quality drives the company forward. The growth of the BeAM has been on the rise since its inception, with a reported 1.2 million Euros of turnover in 2015, and an estimated 7.3 million euros in turnover in 2017, the graph has always been going forward. It is planning to expand the presence to multiple nations internationally in the coming years. The company does innovative repairs of critical parts, such as qualified aeronautical repairs at the world’s highest level of additive manufacturing. The products and applications provided by BeAM play a pivotal role to mitigate your vision for ‘Factory 4.0’, which is going to drive the domain of technological manufacturing in the years to come.

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Strasbourg, France

Vincent Gillet, CEO

BeAM is a Global OEM of Directed Energy Deposition machines headquartered in Strasbourg, France. Their technology is ideal for repairing components, adding features to existing parts or building near net shape parts with minimal post-processing. Designed durably for the industrialization of metal additive applications, BeAM’s DED solutions are indeed a critical ingredient in the “factory of the future”. Incorporated in December 2012, BeAM is a privately held company. To date, BeAM has developed innovative repair methods for critical aircraft engine parts, enabling un-repairable components previously to be re-deployed for use in flight. Further application opportunities for DED solutions are the addition of features to existing components and the creation of near net shape parts