Gilching / Lupburg, 05. Mai 2021 – The pro-beam Group, one of the world's leading companies in the field of electron beam technology, and the additive manufacturing specialist FIT AG intend to cooperate in the development of additive manufacturing processes using electron beams.
In a framework agreement, the two manufacturing specialists have expressed their intention to pool their know-how and create new technological opportunities through the resulting synergies. The cooperation will cover the areas of process development, material development, and equipment development for additive electron beam technology.
FIT AG has over 25 years of experience in additive manufacturing, especially in data preparation and process technology. pro-beam has a track record of more than 45 years of expertise in electron beam technology which makes the company the ideal partner for machine engineering.
"The respective expertise of the two companies FIT and pro-beam holds enormous potential," says Dr. Thorsten Löwer, CTO at pro-beam, "to achieve a significant expansion of additive manufacturing applications using the electron beam."
"I am convinced that this technology cooperation will produce important results," explains Carl Fruth, founder and CEO of FIT AG, adding "We have some very specific ideas in mind that we can now tackle with pro-beam to achieve a market-ready technology solution."
The pro-beam Group is a global leader in the electron beam and laser technology sector. pro-beam provides services and systems for the welding, hardening, micro-drilling, and coating of surfaces. In addition, the company has entered the additive manufacturing market and develops additive manufacturing processes for industrial applications. Customers from over 40 countries have been trusting pro-beam solutions for over 45 years. The global company is represented by five locations and more than 430 employees. The company headquarters is located in Gilching, near Munich. More information about pro-beam is available at: www.pro-beam.com.
About FIT AG
The FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is a leading international industrial partner for additive manufacturing. As a pioneer in the industry with over 25 years of experience, the company develops and manufactures prototypes, production aids, 3D printed spare parts or additive manufactured final components for a wide range of customers. From product design to construction and manufacturing to post-processing, the AM specialist makes the entire value-added chain of 3D printing available. In addition, FIT also has numerous conventional processes at its disposal, such as CNC milling, injection molding, vacuum casting or the processing of elastomers for efficient small-batch production. FIT AG's sales in 2020 amounted to EUR 22 million. The company currently employs a total of 250 people at its headquarters in Lupburg and at other locations e.g. in Bologna (Italy), Brasov (Romania), Modletice (Czech Republic), Zhukovsky (Russian Federation), Nagoya (Japan), and Peoria (USA).
Dr. Elisabeth Bauer
FIT Additive Manufacturing Group
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