Partnership to advance additive manufacturing across Middle East

22nd March 2021
Posted By : Lanna Deamer
Partnership to advance additive manufacturing across Middle East

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing and part subsidiary, BEAMIT have established a strategic partnership with Immensa Additive Manufacturing Group, AM solution provider in the MENA region. Immensa Technology Labs is part of the high-technology Immensa Additive Manufacturing Group, which has played a vital role in several milestone additive projects across the region, since being founded in 2016. 

The company develops industrial and mechanical applications in a variety of demanding sectors, including defence, oil and gas, industrial, and transportation, and now further strengthens their additive manufacturing offering by the joint force of global players Sandvik and the BEAMIT Group. With more than 30 AM engineers in-house, Immensa currently operates in Dubai and Sharjah, Kuwait, Riyadh, and Dammam.

”We are truly excited by the relationship with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, who are known for their industrial innovation, leading materials expertise, and extensive knowledge in a wide range of additive processes. We see this as a huge opportunity for regional companies, where we can provide them access to high-end, 3D-printed components for the most demanding industries, made in advanced and unique materials from Sandvik,” said Fahmi AlShawwa, Chief Executive Officer at Immensa.

“We look forward to collaborating with Sandvik, who has one of the widest alloy programs for AM under the Osprey brand - and leading printing capabilities via the BEAMIT Group. This partnership will create some groundbreaking new solutions, that enable broader customer adoption of AM,” AlShawwa said.

Aiming to expand the range of high-end components produced with advanced AM materials, the collaboration leverages from Immensa’s technical capabilities and leading position across the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and other countries in the MENA region, as well as Sandvik’s leading position in materials technology, advanced AM processes, and metal powders - including high-alloy materials such as super-duplex stainless steels, nickel-based super alloys and titanium, optimised for AM.

“We recognise the big potential for additive technology in the MENA region,” said Kristian Egeberg, President of Sandvik Additive Manufacturing. “Through Sandvik’s 158 years of materials knowledge, and our strong expertise across the additive value chain - from metal powder to finished components - we look forward to help drive the implementation of additive manufacturing across a number of industries in the area.”

The BEAMIT Group is a AM service provider in Europe, where Sandvik owns a significant stake since 2019. The company serves the most demanding industries with high-end, metal AM-components. Their presence in the collaboration makes for an even more extensive array of AM capabilities.

“With the AM sector continuing to develop very fast, the need for specialist partnerships is crucial to help customers develop and industrialise AM. Combining Immensa’s strengths in digitisation with the advanced AM skills found within Sandvik and the BEAMIT Group, we can provide joint and tremendous opportunities when it comes to advancing AM adoption across the MENA region,” said Mauro Antolotti, President of BEAMIT Group.

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