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SLM Solutions Presents New SLM 800 Metal 3D Printer for Increased Automation

 SLM So­lu­tions Group AG, one of the lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of metal-based ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­ogy, has an­nounced the next step in the di­rec­tion of in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion using SLM pro­ce­dures. The Lübeck-based com­pany pre­sent­ed tech­no­log­i­cal in­te­gra­tion into pro­duc­tion processes with the SLM 800 live at the form­next trade fair.

SLM So­lu­tions Group AG has set the course for the next de­vel­op­ment step of ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­ogy and the com­pany. In the past weeks, the com­pany from North­ern Ger­many has re­ceived an­other ap­prox. EUR 60 mil­lion in growth cap­i­tal from in­ter­na­tional in­vestors for the com­pany’s ex­pan­sion. This growth cap­i­tal will pro­vide SLM So­lu­tions with the in­de­pen­dence and flex­i­bil­ity re­quired to con­tinue to grow rapidly and world­wide. SLM So­lu­tions is one of the mar­ket lead­ers in the field of metal-based ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing. With branches in De­troit, Sin­ga­pore, Shang­hai, Moscow, and Ban­ga­lore, the com­pany serves rapidly de­vel­op­ing growth mar­kets. SLM So­lu­tions aims at es­tab­lish­ing it­self as a re­li­able long-term, in­de­pen­dent and in­no­v­a­tive part­ner from Ger­many for its cus­tomers.

Uwe Böger­shausen, CEO of SLM So­lu­tions Group AG, de­scribed his vi­sion for the next five years as fol­lows: “Tech­no­log­i­cally, we want to be­come the mar­ket leader thanks to total man­u­fac­tur­ing in­te­gra­tion with both ex­ist­ing fac­tory and pro­duc­tion processes as well as In­dus­try 4.0 con­nec­tiv­ity over the next few years. In eco­nomic terms, we are aim­ing to reach the 500 mil­lion euro sales mark by 2022! We are pur­su­ing our ge­o­graphic strat­egy and will get even closer to our cus­tomers with ad­di­tional branches.”

Tech­no­log­i­cally, the de­vel­op­ment of SLM So­lu­tions is going in­creas­ingly in the di­rec­tion of in­te­grat­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing processes. In­ter­na­tional cus­tomers also see this progress, cus­tomers who have sub­stan­tial in­ter­est in long-term com­mer­cial and de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ships. These ef­forts have re­sulted in con­clud­ing large mas­ter con­tracts and col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ments with var­i­ous cus­tomers. Pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity is also being ex­panded. SLM So­lu­tions is mov­ing into new com­pany head­quar­ters in Lübeck in spring 2018, which will make it pos­si­ble to at least triple cur­rent ca­pac­ity.

Year in year out, SLM Solutions is consistently delivering one of the best end-of-show party on day one at formnext.

At form­next in Frank­furt, SLM So­lu­tions pro­vided deeper in­sights as to how ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing can al­ready be in­te­grated into in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion today. The new SLM 800 ma­chine con­cept en­ables in­te­gra­tion into au­to­mated and fully au­to­mated pro­duc­tion processes. In ad­di­tion, fur­ther pro­duc­tion re­quire­ments are met. Among other things, these in­clude new, per­ma­nent fil­ter tech­nol­ogy, melt pool mon­i­tor­ing (MPM) and laser power mon­i­tor­ing (LPM) (now also for multi-laser op­er­a­tions), im­proved ma­chine con­trol soft­ware and an op­tional pow­der feeder unit (PSV) using vac­uum tech­nol­ogy. SLM So­lu­tions is also ex­hibit­ing its Ad­di­tive De­signer in a trial ver­sion. The en­hanced scope of ser­vices of this data pro­cess­ing soft­ware de­vel­oped within the Group pro­vides more op­por­tu­ni­ties to pre­pare and con­trol metal-based ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing op­ti­mally.

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