SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany, has announced that Collins Aerospace, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, has acquired an NXG Xll 600 for its facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. The purchase is expected to help the company produce additively manufactured aerospace parts that are lighter and more innovative than existing technologies allow.
Collins is among the world’s first ten customers to buy an NXG Xll 600, and the acquisition is intended to underscore the company’s commitment to AM as it aims to optimise production and provide additional value to customers. The company’s existing set of SLM Solutions machines include multiple SLM 280’s and SLM 500’s.
“Collins Aerospace and SLM Solutions have been operating several SLM Solutions machines in different locations around the globe for a number of years now,” stated Gerhard Bierleutgeb, Executive VP of Global Services and Solutions at SLM Solutions. “The procurement of the latest generation NXG XII 600 shows that both parties have successfully managed to service and operate this technology in an aerospace production environment.”