7/27/2015

Fives and BeAM Partner to Develop Hybrid Machines

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The partnership combines Fives machine tools with BeAM laser melting additive technology.

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Fives Machining, a subsidiary of the Paris-based Fives Group, signed a deal with startup BeAM (Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France) on June 17, forming a partnership for the development of five-axis machine tools equipped with additive manufacturing capability.  

Under the agreement, Fives will supply BeAM with five-axis machines built in its French workshops. BeAM will integrate the technological components for its direct laser additive construction (CLAD) process. CLAD is a powder-based process used to build or repair metallic parts whereby metal powders are deposited and melted by lasers. Both companies will partner on machine sales and maintenance, with the support of Fives’ commercial and service network.

beam-machines.fr | fivesgroup.com

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