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SLM Solutions will show off Divergent’s 3D printed chassis

Top automotive AM application case makes its way to formnext showfloor

One of the highlights at the SLM Solutions trade fair booth at formnext will be the world’s first 3D printed chassis from Divergent3D. After receiving extensive coverage worldwide, the chassis is finally going to be shown to an audience of AM experts. SLM Solutions is a strategic long-term partner of the company with comprehensive collaboration and consulting in focus: from the co-development of an additive manufacturing facility to individual parameter development.

“What Divergent has achieved with the production of a chassis is unique. We are pleased to be able to present the chassis to trade show visitors at formnext, symbolizing the strong collaboration between SLM Solutions and Divergent. A visit is definitely worth it,” Dr. Axel Schulz, CSO of SLM Solutions Group AG, stated.

Divergent3D and SLM Solutions are linked in a close strategic partnership. The companies are working closely together in the development of software and hardware components to produce high volumes of vehicles cost-effectively with new methods.

3d printed chassis

SLM Solutions is also showcasing its comprehensive portfolio and integrated solutions for additive manufacturing once again this year. Another highlight will be the presentation of the new SLM® 280 production series. The machine features greater robustness, maximum process stability and availability, making it ideal for use in series production.

The SLM®800 will be displayed as a virtual reality exhibit, which is particularly suitable for mass production of large components. Visitors can discover the highly productive machine with all its functionalities and automation capabilities in a digital 3D view. Another highlight will be the presentation of the Bugatti cylinder head cover, which was manufactured on the SLM®800.

The SLM 280 used to 3D print parts for Divergent3D's 3D printed chassis

The SLM Solutions team will be available for individual consultation on various topics such as quality assurance, material development, service and consulting. Visitors will also be able to experience live demonstrations of Additive.Designer®, the versatile and customizable software solution for easy data preparation of complex components.

“We are pleased to be able to present our comprehensive solution approaches in additive manufacturing at formnext and are looking forward to many interesting discussions on technical issues,” Uwe Bögershausen, CFO of SLM Solutions Group AG, explained.

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Davide Sher

Over the last decade Davide has built up extensive experience as both a technology journalist and communications consultant. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Stony Brook. He is a senior analyst for US-based firm SmarTech Publishing focusing on the additive manufacturing industry. He founded London-based 3D Printing Business Media Ltd. which specialises in media and communications services for the 3DP and AM industry, through which he runs 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies related to 3DP, as well as two editorial websites, 3D Printing Media Network and Il Replicatore.

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