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BeAM Machines SAS opened its U.S. subsidiary, BeAM Machines, Inc. January 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company will begin taking pre-orders for the revolutionary Modulo 5-axis DED (Directed Energy Deposition) machine at this year’s Rapid + TCT event (Booth #1937) May 8-11 in Pittsburgh.

According to Tim Bell, General Manager of BeAM Machines, Inc., “The Modulo is truly a unique industrial DED solution for additive manufacturing, largely due to its integrated peripherals. Typical DED systems place the required secondary equipment (laser, chiller, fume extractor, etc.) outside the machine envelope, which requires a considerable amount of floor space in addition to the machine. The BeAM Modulo fully integrates all required peripherals into the machine cabinet, significantly reducing the total required floor space.”

One of the largest, industry-specific impacts the Modulo provides is the machine’s overall portability. Says Bell, “Due to the machine’s portability and compact footprint, it easily fits inside a shipping container or traditional box truck, enabling ease of transportation and operation in remote locations such as offshore oil rigs and military conflict zones.”

The Modulo is offered with BeAM Machine’s standard suite of options including a 2kW fiber laser, fully controlled inert atmosphere system, multiple deposition heads, touch trigger probe, and a light duty milling spindle for dry machining.

BeAM concludes, “Once the machine is set up and in its intended position, all that is required is an electrical connection, a supply of inert gas and along with a staff of world-class AM technicians that we are more than happy to train.”

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