BEAMIT is an Italy-based industrial 3D printing service provider. It has achieved another milestone in its growth. The company has received National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program ( NADCAP) accreditation for Heat Treating procedures. The certification will allow BEAMIT to take its services to a higher level, attaining the needs of high-end ASDC clients.
The NADCAP certification for Heat Treating entails the following scope: heat handling of aluminum alloys, cobalt, nickel alloys, titanium and stainless steel alloys; testing laboratories and materials, as well as mechanical experimenting, metallography and micro indentation solidity; and stiffness, conductivity and pyrometry testing.
The freshly granted accreditation marks a significant move forward for the Italian AM services provider which has developed greatly in recent months. Since the beginning of 2020, BEAMIT has released several announcements. This includes purchasing stake in post additive manufacturing post-processing expert PRES-X, buying 15 extra SLM Solutions’ devices and collaborating with covering specialist Praxair. The aim is to provide a unified additive manufacturing aerospace solution and blend firm Bercella.
Also, the firm revealed in January 2020 that it was extending its services overseas with the launch of a fresh commercial bureau in Japan. The bureau which will concentrate on aviation, energy, space, motorsport, as well as defense sectors, is backed by Mr. Eiji Akita, the previous Senior Chief Engineer at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
At its initial facility in Fornovo di Taro, BEAMIT makes pieces for clients by the use of a variety of polymer and metal AM mechanisms. This includes Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) systems and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). The firm is primarily active in the growth of latest 3D printing materials. This is via collaborations with Renishaw, Sandvik, and Elementum 3D which is the owner of a 30% shares in the service bureau.
During the 2019 Formnext exhibition, BEAMIT and Sandvik unveiled new nickel-based titanium and super alloys powders for 3D printing.