BEAMIT acquires stake in PRES-X, an innovative start-up in AM post processing
BEAMIT SpA, a leading European Additive Manufacturing (AM) service provider, has acquired stake in PRES-X, a company focusing on post-processing of AM-components. PRES-X is an innovative start-up that applies innovation and specific know-how to introduce and industrialize new innovative methods for post processing in Additive Manufacturing, specifically in the field of surface finishing and advanced thermal treatments.
PRES-X is the first European company that has the possibility to perform high pressure heat treatments on AM production parts. Thanks to the partnership with Quintus Technologies, PRES-X has acquired an HIQ60 System, an equipment designed specifically for AM parts. PRES-X is the first company in the world to install an HIQ60 system, with the latest technology. The HIQ60 System , located in Italy, is able to perform heat treatments at high pressure, with specific features for a complete thermal cycle control, allowing to perform Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) and heat treatment at the same time. This service goes alongside the innovative services already provided by PRES-X on surface finish solutions.
BEAMIT SpA is a a leading European Additive Manufacturing service provider based in Italy, with more than 20 years of experience within metal AM. The company is a trusted supplier of advanced metal AM-components to demanding industries like aerospace, automotive, energy and racing – and holds a number of relevant quality certifications, including AS 9100 for aerospace and NADCAP approval. In 2019 Sandvik Additive Manufacturing acquired a significant stake in BEAMIT, to strengthen both companies offering to the AM-market. Sandvik offers the widest range of metal powder on the AM-market – and has leading capabilities across the entire AM-value chain.
Today BEAMIT has one of the largest metal AM production facilities, with more than 30 AM systems installed in the Parma area in Italy. The investment in PRES-X is in line with BEAMIT’s strategic vision to broaden the company’s know-how and special process offering, and further strengthen the position as a leading AM service provider for the most demanding industries.
Michele Antolotti, CEO of BEAMIT, says “We are extremely pleased to announce this deal and partnership with PRES-X, which aims to leverage synergies and further strengthen both companies’ position on the metal AM market. We see the need to simplify the AM supply chain , to make it more efficient, including highly advanced special processes. We are convinced that this will further enhance the value we offer to our customers”.
Andrea Scanavini, President of PRES-X, says “We are extremely pleased about our strategic partnership with BEAMIT, since we share the same vision regarding what will be the key drivers for the AM market in order to achieve excellence in all areas. Our collaboration with a leading AM service provider like BEAMIT is a strategic booster for our new and innovative services, which allows us to create a competence and production center that can play a key role on the worldwide market for metal Additive Manufacturing.”