4/11/2017

BeAM Modulo Directed Energy Deposition Machine Integrates Peripherals

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Rapid 2017: The metal additive manufacturing machine offers five axes of movement.

BeAM will begin taking pre-orders of its Modulo five-axis directed energy deposition (DED) machine at Rapid 2017. The metal additive manufacturing machine offers integrated peripheral equipment, incorporating secondary equipment into the machine cabinet, reducing the total required floor space.

According to the company, the machine's compact footprint also makes it portable. The Modulo fits inside a shipping container or traditional box truck, enabling transportation to locations such as offshore oil rigs and military conflict zones. Once in position, it requires an electrical connection and supply of inert gas. 

The Modulo is offered with a 2-kW fiber laser, fully controlled controlled inert atmosphere system, multiple deposition heads, touch trigger probe, and a light-duty milling spindle for dry machining. .

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