Italian companies Bercella and Beamit have announced a strategic partnership to improve business and research in the aviation, space and defence industries.

While Bercella specializes in composite materials, Beamit focuses on additive manufacturing (AM) the companies said. Both cover materials development and component qualification to serial

manufacturing. The partnership will explore the potential synergies between these two technologies, with a focus on joining methods between AM and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts, according to Bercella and Beamit.

‘We are eager to team-up with Beamit and unlock new potentials for structuraloptimization,’ said Massimo Bercella, CEO of Bercella.

‘In Bercella we found a high-professional partner capable to provide leading expertise in composites design and manufacturing for aerospace applications,’ added Michele Antolotti, Beamit general manager. ‘Despite the world economic consequences of the actual pandemic situation, joining forces is a strategic way to react and to support high-end companies into their ramp-up of new product development.’

This story uses material from Beamit, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.