AMS expands in-house capabilities with Nikon SLM Solutions SLM 280 2.0

April 2, 2024

Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd has acqured a Nikon SLM Solutions SLM 280 2.0 Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy Nikon SLM Solutions)
Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd has acqured a Nikon SLM Solutions SLM 280 2.0 Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy Nikon SLM Solutions)

Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (AMS), located in Burscough, Lancashire, UK, has expanded its in-house capabilities with the acquisition of a Nikon SLM Solutions SLM 280 2.0 Additive Manufacturing machine. AMS is developing and creating metal powders for AM from recycled parts. This circular economy approach to material development, alongside the SLM 280 2.0 system, is said to provide a step change in AM sustainability.

“With the integration of the SLM 280 2.0 into our operations, we are poised to revolutionise the material and process capabilities within the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry. This advancement is coupled with our pioneering Additive Manufacturing Academy, set to deliver hands-on experience and groundbreaking training in Additive Manufacturing,” stated Robert Higham, CEO of AMS.

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The addition is expected to have a significant impact on its production efficiency, allowing for a more substantial presence in the UK motorsport, defence, aerospace and space markets.

“AMS’s acquisition of the SLM 280 2.0 machine marks a significant milestone in the Additive Manufacturing landscape. Their foresight to integrate Dyndrite’s cutting-edge toolpath technology exemplifies a forward-thinking approach to innovation and precision in production,” commented Nikon SLM Solutions CCO, Charlie Grace. “At Nikon SLM Solutions, we take pride in empowering our partners like AMS, who are not only advancing their capabilities but also shaping the future of sustainable and efficient manufacturing. This collaboration reflects our shared commitment to excellence and our continuous endeavour to push the boundaries of what’s possible in Additive Manufacturing.”

Incorporating Dyndrite’s toolpath control software, AMS is equipped to offer enhanced toolpath control and optimisation capabilities as part of its service offerings. Dyndrite’s unique GPU accelerated geometry engine, APIs and application allows AMS to maximise Additive Manufacturing capabilities, providing a competitive edge over traditional toolpathing solutions with its speed, flexibility, and precision.

“The Dyndrite toolpath control unleashes unparalleled levels of control and efficiency in AM processes,” explained Higham. “Our work with Dyndrite’s technology underpins our position as material and process development leaders, providing scalable and dynamic AM solutions to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry.”

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