BeAM wins top prize for Innovation in French aerospace awards

BeAM has won the top prize for Innovation in the French aerospace awards Les Trophées de l’Aéronautique.

The prize rewards the entire BeAM team for the work put in over the last three years.

Founded on December 1, 2012, BeAM has been growing at a fast pace. After a successful fund-raising in 2014, it went on to announce a number of major clients and partnerships this year, including Safran and Fives.

“Innovation also means management. There are 12 of us now but we intend to build up rapidly to 25. Our team’s drive and talent gives us the means to fulfil our ambitions and we fully intend to become a key European player in 3D printing.” says BeAM’s CEO Emmanuel Laubriat.

The annual Trophées de L’Aéronautiques awards have been running since 2012 to reward companies in the French aerospace sector supply chain.

This year’s event was entitled “Industry of the Future” and the award ceremony was preceded by a round table on the theme of: “Industry of the future, robotization, additive manufacturing, the free company: new challenges for the aerospace industry”.

Alongside BeAM, the five other prize winners were:

  • In the “Adapted to Market” category: Mécachrome, which specialises in the machining and assembly of aerostructure components for the aerospace and defence markets.
  • In the “Factory of the Future and Industrial Performance” category: Mecaprotec, which specialises in surface finishing and aerospace-related activities: non-destructive testing, surface finishing, painting, chemical milling and development.
  • In the “International” category: AAA, specialising in industrialization, manufacturing engineering, production, and the inspection of aircraft equipment, sub-assemblies and components.
  • In the “Digital” category: software publisher Infodream, which provides quality control and continuous improvement software for aerospace production.
  • In the “Manager of the Year” category: the CEO of Socomore, Frédéric Lescure, (development, manufacturing and sale of products for treating, maintaining and protecting metal and composite surfaces).
  • The Jury also awarded a special prize to Lauak Group, a top-tier supplier of detail parts, sub-assemblies and aircraft frames serving the major aerospace manufacturers.