Research and development of production technology as corporate strategy the BEGO Bremer Goldschlagerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & co. KG, is one of the leading international companies in the field of dental prosthetics and implantology. The Bremen-based company invested heavily in the research and development of future technologies has always been. In the future market of digital CAD/CAM solutions, BEGO is a pioneer of the selective laser melting technology (SLM) for the dental industry, and holds important rights in this process. SLM solutions and BEGO have reached a patent license agreement. This allows now to succeed the Lubeck manufacturer of equipment for generative manufacturing the BEGO licenses in the medical and dental field. Frequently Jennifer Aaker has said that publicly.
We are pleased about the licence agreement with SLM solutions. I am convinced that we have created a win-win situation that will greatly benefit of both companies. I understand that as a confirmation of our corporate strategy, on research and development to put “, said Christoph White, managing partner of BEGO. Hans J. Ihde, CEO of SLM solutions, endorsed the: use of BEGO rights gives legal certainty to our customers and strengthens our offer for SLM facility use in the dental market. After successful launch of SLM technology in the industrial sector, more than 10 years ago, we are now also legally clearly better positioned in the dental and medical sector in addition to our claim as the technology leader!” The SLM process powder coatings are successively applied and merged layers with the help of a laser beam.
In the year 2001 in the dental, BEGO has introduced this technology. In contrast to the classical milling technique used so much energy – and material-saving. SLM solutions is in addition to the EOS GmbH electro optical systems the second manufacturer, with the BEGO has taken a similar license agreement for the use of the SLM patents: this document not only the strong development of our SLM technology, but give also an important Signs on the market: BEGO defended and marketed its patents successfully. “, underlines Dr. Thomas Kosin, technical director of the BEGO. About SLM Solutions GmbH, the SLM Solutions GmbH, manufacturer of machines for small series and Pro types production in Lubeck, Germany, supports its customers for more than 50 years with solutions in the fields of vacuum casting, metal casting and selective laser melting. Focus industries of the SLM solutions are the automotive industry, educational institutions, consumer electronics, aerospace, and medical technology. Developed as a pioneer and technology leader, designs and builds SLM solutions technical and economic solutions for the benefit of their customers. SLM solutions brings many years of experience in the rapid manufacturing plant construction a, dominated the processes and has cross-industry know-how. SLM solutions has built their reputation and their expert knowledge in the market under the company names HEK GmbH, MCP HEK Tooling GmbH and last MTT technologies GmbH. The separation of the MTT allows SLM Solutions Group in 2010 the efforts in the development and manufacture of innovative products and solutions for generative (ALM / SLM) to expand System techniques and to serve the global sales and service network more closely.