Founded in France in 2012, BeAM Machines SAS entered our radar screen at 3DPrint.com in 2015, with its CLAD 3D printing technology for metals. The Directed Energy Deposition (DED) solutions provider has come a long way since then, winning multiple awards in 2016, opening a new facility in Ohio for its US subsidiary, BeAM Machines, Inc., and delivering its Magic 2.0 Additive Manufacturing System to its North American Solutions Center last month. Additionally, the company will soon be on its way to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for this year’s RAPID + TCT event.
We’ve been hearing about all sorts of great keynote speakers at RAPID + TCT, along with innovative 3D printing technologies and new products that will be demonstrated or debuted at the event, which runs from May 8 to 11: everything from 3D printed replicas of the Pittsburgh Bridge and medical 3D printing, to 3D Platform’s newest industrial 3D printer systems and Artec 3D’s new Studio 12 software. BeAM Machines will be taking pre-orders for its new, cutting-edge Modulo 5-axis DED machine at RAPID + TCT.
The Modulo machine is perfect for both industrial projects and R&D, thanks to its high level of quality and flexibility. The scalable solution, which comes with Siemens 840D Control, is a 5 continuous axis machine, and offers a large build volume and a powder distributor, with a 1.5 liter bowl.
“The Modulo is truly a unique industrial DED solution for additive manufacturing, largely due to its integrated peripherals,” said Tim Bell, General Manager of BeAM Machines, Inc. “Typical DED systems place the required secondary equipment (laser, chiller, fume extractor, etc.) outside the machine envelope, which requires a considerable amount of floor space in addition to the machine. The BeAM Modulo fully integrates all required peripherals into the machine cabinet, significantly reducing the total required floor space.”
Though it’s not small by any means, one of the Modulo’s major industry-specific impacts is its portability.
“An innovative industry specific benefit due to the machine’s portability and the compact footprint, the Modulo easily fits inside a shipping container or traditional box truck, enabling ease of transportation and operation in remote locations such as offshore oil rigs and military conflict zones,” said Bell.
The Modulo comes with the company’s standard options, which includes a fully controlled inert atmosphere system, a 2kW fiber laser, a Renishaw touch trigger probe, multiple deposition heads, and a light duty milling spindle, which can be used for any dry machining. To pre-order the Modulo, visitors at the RAPID + TCT event can stop by the BeAM Machines booth, #1937, which is right down the row from Formlabs and Carbon.
“Once the machine is set up and in its intended position, all that is required is an electrical connection, a supply of inert gas and along with a staff of world-class AM technicians that we are more than happy to train,” BeAM said.
3DPrint.com will also be at the RAPID + TCT event next month, but before that, we will be going on a site visit to BeAM Machines Inc. We will be visiting the company very soon to check out its Cincinnati location, and take a look at all its 3D printing machines and technology. Discuss in the BeAM forum at 3DPB.com.
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