AMEXCI, an Additive Manufacturing company, founded by eleven Nordic-based industrial companies and Selective Laser Melting pioneer SLM Solutions announced recently that they are strengthening their partnership.
The joint objective is to further accelerate the industrialisation of metal-based Additive Manufacturing. To achieve this and to create the basis for increased productivity and part quality, AMEXCI has invested in the Selective Laser Melting machine SLM®500, equipped with four 700 W lasers.
The partnership between AMEXCI and SLM Solutions aims to boost industrialisation and support companies to successfully implement AM technologies for serial production of complex metal parts. Edvin Resebo, CEO of AMEXCI underlines: “Having worked together for some time we are happy to take the next steps and further strengthen the cooperation between AMEXCI and SLM Solutions as we see their technology as a strong complement alongside our existing collaborations.”
“Regarding the industrialisation of AM, we see a growing potential in the Nordic region for the coming years. From an AMEXCI perspective, SLM Solutions showcases a strong understanding of what´s important and what needs to be in place for AM as an industrial manufacturing process,” added Resebo.
As part of the partnership, specific case studies will be used to evaluate Additive Manufacturing and test the competitive industry advantages of different machines and technologies offered by SLM Solutions. Additionally, AMEXCI evaluates the use of the recently introduced SLM® machine NXG XII 600 for industrialised series production.
Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions says: “AMEXCI works with a wide range of industries, especially in the Nordic region. We are proud to contribute as a solution partner to support and to realize AM business cases of their customers, from prototype up to serial production. Providing consulting services throughout the customer’s AM journey, is a goal of SLM Solutions in this partnership.”
The basis for the joint cooperation is AMEXCI’s investment in the latest SLM®500 from SLM Solutions. The machine offers excellent features for industrial series production. As the first quad-laser system on the market, the machine is ideally suited for the rapid cost-effective production of large metal parts. The multi-laser overlap strategy with up to four 700 Watt lasers ensures maximum efficiency. The ability to change the build cylinder minimizes machine downtime, maximizes productivity and reduces cost per part.
AMEXCI, together with its customers develops a new generation of products where AM acts as an enabler for higher competitiveness and more sustainable production. Furthermore, AMEXCI offers a wide range of trainings and workshops to build up successful business cases for their customers. At its AS9100D certified lab in Karlskoga, Sweden, AMEXCI has the capability to design, produce and qualify components. Founding shareholders of AMEXCI are ABB, Atlas Copco, Electrolux, FAM, Husqvarna Group, Höganäs AB, Saab, Scania, SKF, Stora Enso and Wärtsilä.