Now owned by Nikon, SLM Solutions plans to use ADIRA’s AddCreative technology to improve its current product assortment. In 2015, a Portuguese business revealed the concept that metal PBF may be scaled by presenting a large metal PBF 3D printer based on technology developed by Fraunhofer. Since then, however, news about its development using the Adira AddCreative technology platform has been sparse. SLM Solutions’s huge NXT XII 600 led subsequent manufacturers like Velo3D, EOS (AMCM), EPlus3D, and BLT to release ever-larger systems.
SLM Solutions, now a part of the massive Nikon group, plans to improve its complete solutions offering to meet the varying requirements of its customers in all AM applications, from the most common to the most extreme in terms of size. The Adira AddCreative technology will be added to SLM Solutions’ offerings in the ultra large format market. With this announcement, SLM’s dedication to being at the forefront of the additive manufacturing industry continues to grow stronger.
Among the technologies that SLM Solutions has acquired is Adira’s Addcreative technology, a cutting-edge 3D printing system based on Fraunhofer ILT’s movable process head technology. SLM’s new technology, which can accommodate up to 12 lasers and operate on a 1m by 1m build platform, will slot in between the company’s NXG XII 600 series and their newly announced large-scale additive manufacturing (AM) system.
SLM Solutions Solidifies its Roadmap by Acquiring AddCreative Technology
Applications in the Aerospace, Energy, and Defence sectors can benefit from the Adira AddCreative technology because of its adaptability, scalability, and low cost.
Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions, said, “Integrating this advanced technology into our portfolio helps complete our offering, bridging the gap between our current systems and our future large-scale AM system.” It’s another proof that we’re committed to innovating to help our clients solve their production problems and permanently shift the industry.
SLM Solution is expanding its worldwide workforce to include the Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal-based Adira Addcreative team, who have been instrumental in developing the technology.
“I’m thrilled to see this innovative technology, in-house invented and nurtured from the very beginning by our team,” stated Miguel Gil Mata, Chairman and CEO of Adira’s parent company Addcreative technology. This award is the highest possible validation of our accomplishments and a fantastic chance for our team and product to grow inside SLM.
When combined with SLM Solutions’ other technologies, Adira AddCreative technology has the potential further to expand additive manufacturing’s already impressive range of applications.
About ADIRA Metal Forming Solutions: ADIRA is a prominent producer and supplier of sheet metal working gear on a global scale. The company specialises in constructing laser cutting machines, hydraulic press brakes, shears, robotized bending cells, and automatic sheet metal converting systems, among other types of sheet metal working machinery. In addition, we provide comprehensive solutions for the sheet metal processing sector, including providing materials such as stainless steel, steel, aluminium, brass, and so on.
About SLM Solutions: SLM Solutions is a leading provider of additive manufacturing services for metals across the world. It has been at the forefront of metal additive manufacturing (AM) from its start, and it is committed to shaping the industry’s future alongside the continued success of its clients. With up to 12 lasers and the ability to achieve build speeds of up to 1000ccm/h, SLM Solutions is home to the world’s fastest metal additive manufacturing equipment.
SLM Solutions is the market leader when it comes to return on investment by providing the highest levels of efficiency, productivity, and profitability possible thanks to its comprehensive system portfolio and experienced team’s close collaboration at every stage of the process. SLM Solutions considers additive manufacturing to be the industry’s future, and the company is eager and able to lead its clients in that direction immediately. Listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, SLM Solutions has locations in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States in addition to its main office in Germany.
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