SLM Solutions Group AG, the provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technologies, just unveiled a new applications and demonstration center with the mayor of Lübeck, Bernd Saxe, as well as some 200 invited guests in attendance at the SLM Solutions headquarters in Germany.
International distributors from more than 30 countries, along with a group of politicians and representatives of Economic Development-Lübeck, were informed of the technical knowledge and training support the new center is expected to provide anyone exploring additive processes meant for production environments.
SLM says this center will be used for technical presentations, training, and hands-on demonstrations of the entire line of Selective Laser Melting systems like the company’s SLM 125HL, SLM 280HL, and SLM500HL systems.
The site is also set up to allow for the production of component parts in a test-center environment and the demonstration of new applications and technologies as they’re introduced to the market.
Dr. Markus Rechlin, the CEO of SLM Solutions, says the center better positions the company to speedily respond to customer demand for specific sample parts.
“Our new demonstration center for SLM technology is another milestone in the rapid development of our company,” Rechlin said.
SLM Solutions says they’ve invested some $5.3 million in this 1,640-square-foot center, and that figure includes a variety of their machines along with manual and automatic powder sieving and material handling systems.
Stefan Ritt, the Head of Global Marketing and Communications for SLM Solutions, says the new center was built to support the company’s approach to the development of additive manufacturing solutions. He says the center will be used to demonstrate to customers with strict requirements that his company’s technology will give them a competitive market advantage.
“SLM systems and technology are used today in the automotive, medical, energy and aerospace industries worldwide,” Ritt said. “Our activities are focused in the consulting, training and customer acceptance of sold systems.”
SLM Solutions shares are traded in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and the company is focused on the development, assembly, and sale of devices and integrated system solutions for selective laser melting, vacuum, and metal casting.
The company employs more than 100 people in Germany and the US who build products used in the aerospace, energy, healthcare, and automotive industries.
Have you ever used Selective Laser Melting processes to create parts. Have you done business with SLM Solutions? Let us know in the SLM Solutions Group forum thread on 3DPB.com.
You May Also Like
Interview with Philipp Schlautmann of 3DFigo “Our most prominent customer is certainly NASA”
There is an expanding line up of 3D printers that fill many niches from $199 desktop machines to $1m industrial giants. At the same time, the limited material range of...
Researchers Evaluate Comfort and Stability of 3D Printed Applicators for Oral Cancer Therapy
Oral cancer is on the rise around the world, and it’s especially bad in developing countries, such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India, which don’t have the necessary medical infrastructure...
Xjet’s Dror Danai “Making the Impossible Possible”
Israeli company Xjet corraled a lot of 3D printing and inkjet veterans into one firm and mixed in a lot of candle power from other industries. Out of this melting...
3D Printing with Kaolinite Clay & Suitable Additives
In the recently published ‘3D printing of kaolinite clay with small additions of lime, fly ash and talc ceramic powders,’ Carlos F. Revelo and Henry A. Colorado explore the use...
View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.