The BEAMIT Group acquired 3T Additive Manufacturing from AM GLOBAL Holding, thus creating one of the most advanced and integrated additive manufacturing service providers in the world. According to 3dpbm Research’s upcoming metal AM market report, BEAMIT Group already figured as the largest metal AM service provider for several key metrics. The addition of 3T, which also figures as one of the top 10 metal AM service providers for a number of metrics in the upcoming report, significantly consolidates this leadership.
In 2019, Sandvik acquired a significant stake in the BEAMIT Group, establishing a solid industrial partnership with cutting-edge capabilities and functionality along the entire AM value chain, which includes the vast and undisputed experience and leadership of Sandvik in the field of materials and metal powders.
The BEAMIT Group has now completed the acquisition of 3T Additive Manufacturing with AM GLOBAL Holding GmbH, in order to continue the process of integration and industrialization of the value chain of additive technology for mass production of high-end components for the most complex and demanding industrial sectors.
“BEAMIT has dedicated significant resources and efforts to the search for new strategic forms of synergy, and the acquisition of 3T Additive Manufacturing adds great value and expertise to the development that our Group is carrying out “, said Mauro Antolotti, President of the BEAMIT Group. “We are now well organized, having consolidated and strengthened our AM service offering, established a strong presence in the UK and laid the groundwork for further expansion and growth alongside our customers for years to come “.
Based in Newbury, UK, 3T Additive Manufacturing brings over 20 years of experience to BEAMIT Group’s unique capabilities and skills in the field of additive manufacturing. The company owns some of the most relevant quality certifications for the supply of products for the aerospace (AS9100) and medical (ISO
13485) – and is an approved supplier to several major OEMs for leading mass production in the UK, in
Europe, the United States and Japan.
Daniel Lichtenstein, Managing Director AM GLOBAL Holding GmbH underlined: “3T Additive Manufacturing has undergone a profound transformation in the last 12 months and continues to be at the forefront of additive manufacturing technology. AM GLOBAL Holding is now proud to be able to sell 3T Additive Manufacturing to BEAMIT Group and Sandvik, to offer its customers 3D printing services for metals on a global scale. This acquisition reconfirms the strategy of AM GLOBAL Holding aimed at accelerating the industrialization of production additive of high-end components for the most demanding industrial sectors.”
3T Additive Manufacturing has about 40 employees and a wide range of 3D printers for metals. After the mergers with ZARE, Pres-X and Proxera®, 3T Additive Manufacturing completes the integrated value chain of BEAMIT Group, which is based on over 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing, with qualified activities and consolidated companies targeting key sectors such as aerospace, IGT, medical and automotive.
This acquisition represents the first step towards the global expansion of the BEAMIT Group, as the company has already begun the transition to mass production with key OEM customers and today produces over 10,000 high-end components per year. The company has digitally integrated all its activities, which meet the highest certification requirements of quality, such as IATF16949, AS9100 and NADCAP.
As part of the BEAMIT Group and with the active support of the great experience gained by Sandvik in the field of materials and metal powder development, 3T Additive Manufacturing will broaden its expertise in additive manufacturing along the entire AM value chain, also adding special processes in
advanced heat treatments, NDT (Non-Destructive Testing), as well as in complex mechanical machining and in post-processing, thus completing the Group-wide R&D program on new materials and processes
Kristian Egeberg, President of Sandvik Additive Manufacturing added: “The AM industry is developing rapidly and there is a need for dedicated partners in the field of additive manufacturing, with specialist skills throughout the AM value chain, not to mention the resources required to support customers in developing and launching theirs AM programs. Not many AM service companies are able to offer a complete process to the market today end-to-end for additive manufacturing of components with the highest quality level. Through investment in BEAMIT Group – which now includes 3T Additive Manufacturing – is committed to helping more and more companies create value through the adoption and application of Additive Manufacturing “.
3T Additive Manufacturing will be led by Daniel Johns (CEO) and Michele Antolotti (Chairman), who will maintain their respective roles as Chief Technology Officer BEAMIT S.p.A. and General Manager BEAMIT S.p.A. Michele Antolotti, General Manager BEAMIT S.p.A. declared: “This is a strategic step
of enormous importance for the entire Group as it continues its journey towards an extremely precise identity; that of partner unique trusted globally. All of this would never have been possible without the presence and continuation collaboration with our strategic partner Sandvik, whose shareholding in BEAMIT started in July 2019 “.
Daniel Johns, Chief Technology Officer BEAMIT S.p.A. concluded: “This partnership is of paramount importance for the further development of a specialized company such as 3T Additive Manufacturing. We have already got to partner with this exceptionally talented and very well organized team, and we look forward to collaborating in an even more concentrated way to integrate and build together a new, unique and exciting value proposition”.