April 16, 2021
The BEAMIT Group has acquired 3T Additive Manufacturing from AM GLOBAL, creating one of the most integrated and advanced additive manufacturing service providers in the world. In 2019, Sandvik acquired a stake in the BEAMIT Group, establishing an industrial partnership with capabilities across the AM value chain, including Sandvik’s materials expertise and metal powder capabilities.
The BEAMIT Group has acquired 3T Additive Manufacturing from AM GLOBAL Holding, to continue the integration and industrialization of the additive manufacturing value chain for serial production of high-end components.
Based in Newbury, UK, 3T Additive Manufacturing brings over 20 years of industrial expertise and capabilities for metal additive manufacturing into the BEAMIT Group. 3T Additive Manufacturing holds some quality certifications for Aerospace (AS 9100) and Medical (ISO 13485) production—and is an approved supplier for serial production by many leading OEMs across the UK, Europe, US and Japan. The company has around 40 employees and a wide range of metal 3D-printers.
After the mergers with ZARE, Pres-X and Proxera, 3T Additive Manufacturing complements BEAMIT Group’s fully integrated value chain and more than 20 years’ experience in additive manufacturing, with established qualified operations serving key industries such as Aerospace, IGT, Medical and Automotive.
This acquisition represents the first step towards BEAMIT Group’s global expansion. The Group already managed the transition into serial production with key OEM customers and produces more than 10,000 high-end components every year. BEAMIT also integrated its operations digitally, with the highest certification requirements—such as IATF16949, AS9100 and NADCAP.
As a part of the BEAMIT Group, backed up by Sandvik’s materials and metal powder expertise, 3T Additive Manufacturing will expand its additive manufacturing capabilities across the complete AM value chain, to also include special processes in advanced heat treatment, NTD, complex machining and post processing, thus complementing joint Group R&D program on next-generation materials and processes.
“BEAMIT has spent some time looking into new ways to leverage synergies, and the 3T Additive Manufacturing acquisition adds up great value and expertise into this leap forward we are making,” Mauro Antolotti, president of the BEAMIT Group says. “We are now more well equipped than ever, having consolidated and strengthened our AM service offering, established a footprint in the UK and prepared for further expansion and growth with our customers in the coming years.”
“3T Additive Manufacturing has seen a tremendous transformation over the last 12 months and continues to be at the forefront of AM technology,” Daniel Lichtenstein, managing director AM GLOBAL Holding GmbH says. “AM Global Holding is now in the proud position to hand over 3T Additive Manufacturing to the BEAMIT Group and Sandvik, to offer its customers Metal 3D-Printing services on a global scale. This acquisition reaffirms AM Global’s strategy to accelerate the industrialization of additive manufacturing of high-end components for the most demanding industries.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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