SLM Solutions recently launched the NXG XII 600E and a flexible manufacturing solution, which provided an answer to some of the biggest challenges regarding build envelope limitation. However, the lack of material options still lingers and is key to unlocking high-performing parts with high-performance material requirements.
SLM Solutions and Elementum 3D have entered a collaboration with the goal of solving these challenges by designing exclusive aluminum alloys 2024 and 6061, or aerospace-grade 7050 and 7075, for SLM technology in 2023. Through this, both companies aim to further enhance material offerings on the 12-laser technology used to print end-use parts for space travel. Elementum 3D’s RAM technology ensures safe processing and a successful outcome of additively manufactured parts with these difficult-to-print materials – opening new possibilities in terms of component size, processing speeds, and material properties.
During the joint development agreement, Elementum 3D acquired SLM’s NXG XII 600 machine. The objective is to create parameters and market Elementum 3D materials for use in SLM machines – especially on the NXG XII 600. The agreement increases the exposure for Elementum 3D’s materials, and allows SLM Solutions to rapidly expand the material selection for their machine.
“This strong partnership will enable our goal of empowering our customers to achieve theirs. It will pave a path for an enhanced material portfolio enabling better-performing applications and new business cases. We look forward to this partnership achieving new heights in AM and accelerating idea-to-production platform for our customers,” said Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions.
“We are pleased to announce this working agreement with SLM Solutions. With Elementum 3D’s ground-breaking materials and SLM Solutions’ leadership in production-sized printers for aluminums, we can offer a full solution to organizations ready to take their ideas to production,” said Jacob Nuechterlein, President and Founder of Elementum 3D.
SLM Solutions systems are based on an open architecture strategy which allows users to have a free choice of materials, adapt parameters if required, and have a variable control on all levels to suit the users’ requirements.