Safran, an international high-tech company with operations in aviation, defence, and space, chose SLM Solutions’ NXG XII 600. The manufacturing system will be used to produce large, qualified aluminium parts for current and future generation programmes.
It will be integrated into the Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus in Le Haillan, near Bordeaux, where SLM® 500 machines are already in operation. Safran acquires one of the most productive systems on the market with the latest generation NXG XII 600, which has twelve 1kW laser power.
“Safran is engaged in reaching carbon neutrality for aviation by 2050. Additive manufacturing is one of the main assets to secure this ambitious but realistic target, enabling to develop innovative architecture on our products, as long as reducing significantly their weight. Equipment such as the NXG XII 600 will be part of this challenging journey.”– Francois-Xavier FOUBERT, General Manager of Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus
“With its unparalleled features in the industry, the NXG XII 600 provides new horizons for Safran. The capability to produce bigger parts with stringent quality, cost, and throughput requirements triggers new part designs, and new business cases that were previously impossible to manufacture. SLM Solutions is proud to contribute to this new era of manufacturing,” says Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions.
SLM Solutions is home to the fastest metal additive manufacturing machines in the world, with up to 12 lasers and build rates of up to 1000ccm/h. SLM Solutions leads the way in return on investment with maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability, thanks to a portfolio of systems tailored to each customer’s needs and a team of experts closely collaborating at every stage of the process.
About SLM Solutions: SLM Solutions is a leading provider of integrated metal additive manufacturing solutions around the world. It has led the industry since its inception and continues to drive the future of metal AM in every major industry, with the long-term success of its customers at its core.
About Safran: Safran is a global high-technology company with operations in aviation (propulsion, equipment, and interiors), defence, and space. Its primary goal is to help create a safer, more sustainable world in which air travel is more environmentally friendly, comfortable, and accessible.
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