AddUp, a French manufacturer of metal additive manufacturing (AM) machines and production lines, has acquired another French AM machine producer, BeAM.
The Strasbourg firm is a specialist in directed energy deposition technology, which is dedicated to the production of large and highly complex parts, feature addition, and component refurbishment, including the repair of aero-engine parts. As AddUp is represented in the UK, Ireland and Middle East by sole sales and service agent Geo Kingsbury, the latter is now able to offer a considerably increased AM equipment portfolio in those markets.
Based in Clermont-Ferrand, AddUp was formed as a joint-venture company by Fives Group and Michelin on 1 April 2016. With a US subsidiary, the business employs over 180 people worldwide, including 100 engineers working on the development of new AM solutions. BeAM was created four years earlier, has subsidiaries in Cincinnati and Singapore, and employs more than 45 staff. The company has a broad range of customers in France and other countries, particularly in the aerospace, defence and energy sectors.
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