An intense collaboration between Belotti and CEAD resulted in our second gantry based solution for industrial 3D printing. The combination of specific knowledge and expertise from both manufacturers resulted in the large-scale additive and subtractive manufacturing solution: the BEAD. The BEAD enables production processes to waste less material, requires less manual labor, provides shorter lead times and comes as an accessible investment.
The BEAD forms an all in one solution for both large scale 3D printing as well as precision milling. These features enable the BEAD to 3D print the near net shape of a part and after completion milling it to the required tolerances with a CNC milling machine.
For users of the BEAD this ensures complete freedom of design, automation of industrial 3D printing, near net shape and the possibility to close the loop with recyclable materials for 3D printing. The combination with CNC milling provides the ability to create smooth surfaces after 3D printing as well as high accuracy and automation of processes.