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BEAMIT, Leonardo Helicopter Collaborate for Series Production using AM Technology

FORNOVO DI TARO, PARMA, Italy, Jan 9, 2024 – BEAMIT Group is delighted to announce that BEAMIT and Leonardo Helicopter have strengthened their cooperation by signing a contract to produce several components using additive manufacturing technology for the upcoming 5 years.

Leonardo AW189 Helicopter

BEAMIT started the collaboration with Leonardo Helicopter in 2018 to develop and qualify the AM process, defining all the steps needed for standardization.

Leonardo Helicopter now has more than 25 parts qualified with BEAMIT that are currently installed on key helicopters like the AW189, AW169 & AW609.

This is a huge achievement for both parties considering all the testing performed, risk analysis, process validation, and standards that are a must for the aviation industry in order to provide safe components to the end customer.

Top management commitment and employee professional work and competences have been key throughout the process, based on several years of experience in the aerospace business that has been recognized by the customers like Leonardo in the AS&D industry.

About BEAMIT Group SpA

BEAMIT Group is one of the most advanced Additive Manufacturing (AM) service providers in the world serving the most demanding industries such as Aerospace, IGT, automotive, medical, energy, racing and industrial engineering through its strategic positioning as a One-Stop Shop. The first company to become a truly global AM hub offering a fully integrated value chain including HIP, 5axis, NDT including CT and an aviation coatings division. With 25 years’ experience in AM with metal powders BEAMIT is an approved supplier for serial production by many leading OEMs, and holds a significant number of quality certifications, including AS/EN 9100:2018 for Aerospace, IATF automotive, NADCAP accreditation for heat treatment processes and laboratories, and welding – additive manufacturing commodity.

BEAMIT Group has acquired UK-based 3T Additive Manufacturing in 2021, and holds a significant participation in PRES- X – specializing in high-end post processing for 3D printing, since 2020. BEAMIT Group HQ is located in Fornovo di Taro (Parma, Italy).

Today, the company has over 140 employees and more than 50 metal-dedicated AM systems, distributed across 9 facilities in Italy and the UK. For more information, visit https://www.beam-it.eu.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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