Additive Manufacturing company AMEXCI AB, originally founded by eleven Nordic industrial companies and headquartered in Karlskoga, Sweden, and SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany, have recently strengthened their partnership to boost industrialisation and support companies in the successful implementation of AM technologies for serial production of complex metal parts.
“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,” stated Edvin Resebo, CEO of AMEXCI. “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.”
The basis for this collaboration is AMEXCI’s investment in the latest SLM 500 AM machine. Reported to be the first quad laser system, featuring 700 W lasers, the machine is said to be is well suited for the rapid, cost-effective production of large metal parts. The ability to change the build cylinder also minimises machine downtime, maximises productivity and reduces cost per part.
Specific case studies will be used to evaluate AM and test competitive advantages of the different machines and technologies offered by SLM Solutions. Additionally, AMEXCI will evaluate the use of the recently introduced SLM NXG XII 600 machine for industrialised serial production.
Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions commented, “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 realise 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.”
AMEXCI, together with its customers, has developed AM as an enabler for increased competitiveness and more sustainable production. AMEXCI also offers a range of training and workshops to build up business cases for its customers. At its AS9100D certified lab in Karlskoga, AMEXCI has the capability to design, produce and qualify components.
Founding shareholders of AMEXCI are ABB, Zurich, Switzerland; Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Husqvarna Group, and Saab, Stockholm, Sweden; FAM, Magdeburg, Germany; Höganäs AB, Höganäs, Sweden; Scania, Södertälje, Sweden; SKF, Göteberg, Sweden; and Stora Enso & Wärtsilä, Helsinki, Finland.