Press Release

PRES-X joins ColdMetalFusion Alliance to unite sinter industry & AM

Rubiera (Italy) – 18 October

PRES-X, the innovative post-processing solutions company part of the BEAMIT-SANDVIK group is joining the ColdMetalFusion Alliance to work on reliable post-processing standards together with the other members. The company adds its vast portfolio of cutting-edge technologies to the Alliance.

PRES-X S.R.L. today announces its move to join the ColdMetalFusion Alliance together with other major industry players. With its track record in classical manufacturing, the company adds its wide array of capabilities from tomography or x-ray analysis, over hot isostatic pressing (HIP) or heat treatment, to surface finishing incl. DryLyte®, chemical etching, grid blasting and drag finishing processes with in-house developed custom media. PRES-X is also a distributor for equipment, such as DryLyte and can help customers scale up their operation from initial proof of concept to large scale operation. PRES-X joins ColdMetalFusion together with partners from sintering, industrial manufacturing and 3D printing.

ColdMetalFusion is an alliance of industry leaders with decades of experience in the fields of sintering, 3D printing and classical industrial manufacturing. Together, the Alliance members provide services, equipment, material, software and know-how to customers in the metal manufacturing industry.

“PRES-X is in a unique position as a R&D and process developer on top of many of the world’s cutting edge technology providers. We understand the huge potential of ColdMetalFusion to finally standardise part surface properties along the process chain both in green part and sintered part stage. This is fully aligned with our vision to make post-processing more efficient, cheaper and green.  Pres-X is already working on ColdMetalFusion projects pushing way beyond the 1-million parts threshold thanks to the stability and robustness of ColdMetalFusion. We are industrialists by heritage and as such share many values such as trust, reliability and innovation with the other ColdMetalFusion members. This shared culture is one of the reasons why we have decided to join the ColdMetalFusion Alliance.” says Andrea Scanavini, CEO of PRES-X.

ColdMetalFusion’s vision is to industrialize additive manufacturing through common standards in between sintering and additive manufacturing. ColdMetalFusion members not only share standards, but also a common culture and way of thinking.  As “industrialists” with a long history, the members have an exigence of robustness and 24/7 operation of a factory. The joining of PRES-X is a tipping point to accelerate that vision for ColdMetalFusion. Together with other members, PRES-X will instil this thinking into joint solutions.

On the Formnext exhibition in November in Frankfurt, Germany, ColdMetalFusion members will demonstrate the Alliance’s mission of industrialization. PRES-X will inform customers about its capabilities on the ColdMetalFusion booth in hall 11.1, booth D48.