SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany, has received an order from MAN Energy Solutions SE, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, for an NXG XII 600 Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing machine. The high-speed NXG XII 600 is equipped with twelve 1 kW lasers and features a build envelope of 600 x 600 x 600 mm.
Since 2019, MAN has developed, tested and implemented AM applications using an SLM 280 PS. In order to meet the growing demand for large-scale AM parts, however, the company upgraded to the NXG XII 600. The new machine will enable the serial production of components for technology solutions within the marine, energy and industrial sectors.
“We are pleased to continue our successful cooperation with SLM Solutions,” stated Anders Such, Head of AM at MAN Energy Solutions. “The NXG Xll 600 represents the next step for the industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing at MAN Energy Solutions. On the one hand, this machine enables us to manufacture large components using economically competitive AM technology. On the other hand, it helps to make the existing AM business cases even more attractive. This perfectly aligns with our company target to further develop innovative production technologies.”
Jonas Mersch, Product Manager at SLM Solutions, added, “Yet again, we are delighted and proud to gain the trust of MAN Energy Solutions. Not only does the NXG Xll 600 offer unrivalled productivity, but its fully automated powder supply station and the machines independent depowdering unit allow for seamless serial production. With the NXG Xll 600, MAN ES can provide innovative solutions for their customers and the industry, meet emerging market needs, and test new parts. We are thrilled to watch it meet and exceed these demands head-on.”
The NXG XII 600 will be used on-site at MAN Energy Solutions’ Additive Manufacturing centre in Oberhausen, Germany.