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BEAMIT provides NASA-qualified AlSi7Mg 3D printed parts for Cygnus program

In partnership with Telema, Blu Electronic and Thales Alenia Space

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BEAMIT SpA, a leading provider of advanced metal additive manufacturing solutions, is partnering with Telema, Blu Electronic (a provider of certificated solutions for space and avionic applications and systems), and Thales Alenia Space to provide NASA-qualified AlSi7Mg components manufactured using state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing technology for the Cygnus program.

The Cygnus program, aimed at resupplying the International Space Station (ISS) and advancing space exploration, has taken a giant leap forward with the integration of BEAMIT’s cutting-edge AlSi7Mg components. These components, printed with precision and innovation, not only meet but exceed the minimum requirements set by NASA, especially in fatigue data, further reinforcing the commitment to space exploration and scientific advancements.

Mauro Antolotti, President of BEAMIT SpA, stated, “Our collaboration with Telema, Blu Electronic, and Thales Alenia Space represents a milestone in the aerospace industry. BEAMIT’s expertise in additive manufacturing, combined with the contributions of our esteemed partners and our NADCAP-qualified components, will elevate the Cygnus program to new heights of innovation and efficiency.”

BEAMIT SpA has harnessed its expertise in metal additive manufacturing to produce high-quality AlSi7Mg components using the metal LPBF, a cutting-edge additive manufacturing system known for its precision and repeatability. These components have successfully undergone NASA qualification, ensuring the highest quality standards in the aerospace industry.

BEAMIT provides NASA-qualified AlSi7Mg 3D printed parts for Cignus program in partnership with Telema, Blu Electronic and Thales Alenia Space
Cygnus CRS NG-19 (S.S. Laurel Clark) launched towards the International Space Station last August.

The partnership between BEAMIT, Telema, Blu Electronic, and Thales Alenia Space represents a collaborative effort to bring innovative solutions to the Cygnus program. Each partner’s unique capabilities and expertise, combined with the NADCAP qualification of BEAMIT’s components, will contribute to the success of this endeavor.

The integration of BEAMIT’s NADCAP-qualified AlSi7Mg components into the Cygnus program will result in spacecraft that are more robust, lightweight, and technologically advanced. These components have been rigorously tested to exceed the minimum requirements from NASA, especially in fatigue data, ensuring enhanced reliability and longevity for space exploration missions.

BEAMIT SpA is dedicated to sustainable manufacturing practices, and using metal additive manufacturing for these components aligns with the company’s commitment to reducing waste and energy consumption in aerospace manufacturing.

This partnership emphasizes the significant advancements in metal additive manufacturing technology and quality assurance. BEAMIT’s use of the metal LPBF, combined with NADCAP qualification and superior materials performance, showcases the potential for additive manufacturing to transform aerospace and space exploration.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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