BeAM and GeonX stay ahead of the game by combining their cutting-edge Simulation and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technologies

Under the partnership, GeonX’s virtual factory solution Virfac® is to be integrated into BeAM’s design tools to enable enhanced, faster production.

BeAM, the European leader in additive manufacturing machines based on laser metal deposition technology, and GeonX, a software provider specialising in next-generation virtual manufacturing solutions for science and industry, are forming a strategic alliance with a view to developing the world’s first integrated Simulation-Process-Machine system.

The integrated new system will further extend the partners’ technological edge. BeAM will therefore be able to speed up the process development stage, while ensuring optimal quality by simulating the manufacturing stage upstream. Ultimately, this will boost competitiveness for the end client.

This partnership will enhance both companies’ solutions. BeAM and GeonX have complementary business development strategies, each addressing the same industries and seeking to extend their footprint overseas, notably in the US. Combining their ground-breaking technologies to create a unique, high value-added solution for the benefit of end customers will give the partners a real differentiating edge.

GeonX has been enjoying rapid growth since 2012. Its software systems are based on over 10 years of research and development in the virtual manufacturing sector to ensure cutting-edge solutions for its clients. The Virfac® software system features the very latest in computational systems and a man-machine interface to match industry requirements. GeonX’s innovative modelling systems are a step ahead of even the most ground-breaking solutions, to meet the dual challenge of speed and precision. This alliance with BeAM will give GeonX more prominent positioning in the additive manufacturing sector.

“Staying ahead requires constant innovation. Game changers are rare in industry, and the combination of two cutting-edge technologies is rarer still. This partnership will take us even further ahead in the additive manufacturing market. It will be a real source of leverage in speeding up the adoption of our technology by industrial groups.” says BeAM CEO Emeric d’Arcimoles.

About GeonX

GeonX has been enjoying rapid growth since 2012. Its software systems are based on over 10 years of research and development in the virtual manufacturing sector to ensure cutting-edge solutions for its clients. The Virfac® software system features the very latest in computational systems and a man-machine interface to match industry requirements. GeonX’s innovative modelling systems are a step ahead of even the most ground-breaking solutions, to meets the dual challenge of speed and precision. This alliance with BeAM will give GeonX more prominent positioning in the additive manufacturing sector. www.geonx.com

About BeAM

BeAM is Europe’s leading manufacturer of additive manufacturing machines using Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technology. These systems use metal powder deposition technology to manufacture and repair metal parts.

Founded in 2012, the company has been growing rapidly. BeAM’s ecosystem of industrial partners and advanced R&D allows it to assist clients from the development of new potential uses for LMD processing through to the purchase of machines, including the provision of maintenance services under industrial production conditions.

The €3m fund-raising completed in March 2016 and recent opening of a US office testifies to the acceleration in BeAM’s growth and its recognised status as a major player in the additive manufacturing arena.