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BEAMIT invests in M Line system to meet the demand from aerospace & defense customers for large metal additive parts

Andrea Scanavini, Chief Operating Officer, BEAMIT (center) with GE Additive’s Fausto Asvisio (left) and Wolfgang Lauer (right). 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR066)BEAMIT Group (BEAMIT), partly owned by SANDVIK, has invested in a GE Additive Concept Laser M Line system to meet growing demand from its aerospace and defense customers for both large format metal 3D-printed components and assistance in industrializing additive production.

USAF and GE ‘Pacer Edge’ Pathfinder metal 3D prints four out-of-production parts

Metal 3D printed production parts for the Pacer Edge program (printed in cobalt-chrome and nickel alloy 718 on a GE Additive Concept Laser M2) nine months after requirement flow down. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR063)The US Air Force (USAF) and GE recently entered the third phase of its ‘Pacer Edge’ pathfinder. Phase III has focused on 3D printing for four parts that are currently obsolete: a bellcrank, gearbox seat, anti-icing valve body and a cross shaft arm. The first two parts, the cross shaft arm and the bellcrank, have been successfully printed in cobalt-chrome on a fleet of M2 Series 5 system at GE Additive‘s facility in Cincinnati.

GE Aviation invests in five M Line metal additive production systems

GE Additive M Line system installed at GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center (ATC) in West Chester, OH. (L-R: Benito Trevino, general manager – additive integrated product team, GE Aviation and Chris Philp, ATC site leader, GE Aviation).
(Photos: GE Additive, GEADPR061)
GE Aviation is acquiring five GE Additive Concept Laser M Line systems. The first four M Line systems will be installed at GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center (ATC) in West Chester, Ohio during 2022. A fifth M Line system will be installed at Avio Aero’s Turin site in Italy to support serial production of additive components for the GE Catalyst turboprop engine during 2022.

US Air Force and GE reach next milestone in Pacer Edge Program

Bellcrank and cross shaft arm, metal 3D printed in colbalt-chrome on a GE Additive M2 Series 5 machine.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR056)Building on the earlier success and momentum of the Pacer Edge program, the US Air Force (USAF) and GE have entered Phase III of its metal additive manufacturing pathfinder. This phase tackles the USAF’s sustainment behemoth of ‘cold starts’ head-on.

GE Additive and Wichita State’s National Institute for Aviation Research team up to accelerate metal additive technology for rapid Department of Defense implementation

GE Additive and Wichita State’s National Institute for Aviation Research team up to accelerate metal additive technology for rapid Department of Defense implementation.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR055)GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding as the cornerstone of a new collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s (DoD) accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.

Avio Aero, BEAMIT Group and GE Additive sign letter of intent regarding a strategic technology collaboration agreement

Andrea Scanavini, general manager BEAMIT (back right) visits GE Additive Lichtenfels with Avio Aero’s Dario Mantegazza (front right) and Dario Mula (front left) – September 2021. 
(Image credit: Wilm Visuals for GE Additive, GEADPR052)Avio Aero and GE Additive have signed a non-binding letter of intent (the “LOI”) outlining a strategic technology collaboration agreement with BEAMIT Group (BEAMIT), partly owned by SANDVIK.

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