Nikon SLM to begin US production of its NXG XII 600 metal Additive Manufacturing machine

June 25, 2024

Andre Thiemann, Vice President of Production for Nikon SLM Solutions, celebrates the start of US production of the company’s NXG XII 600 metal Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy Nikon SLM Solutions)
Andre Thiemann, Vice President of Production for Nikon SLM Solutions, celebrates the start of US production of the company’s NXG XII 600 metal Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy Nikon SLM Solutions)

Nikon SLM Solutions AG, headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, has commenced production for its NXG XII 600 metal Additive Manufacturing machine in the United States. The expansion of its manufacturing capabilities now provides North American customers with a fully ‘American Made’ metal AM machine.

Production of the NXG XII 600 is located at a facility in South Carolina, and is intended to enhance Nikon SLM Solutions’ ability to meet the growing demand for its metal Additive Manufacturing solutions across key industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive, and energy.

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Charlie Grace, CCO at Nikon SLM Solutions and President of Nikon SLM Solutions NA, commented on this strategic expansion, “Establishing the production of the NXG XII 600 in the United States, allows us to better support our North American customers by providing them with locally produced, high-quality Additive Manufacturing systems. Our commitment to innovation and excellence is reflected in this expansion, and we are excited about the opportunities it brings to our industry.”

By localising the supply of the NXG XII 600, Nikon SLM Solutions aims to deliver faster lead times, enhanced customer support, and a strengthened presence in the US market.

The company added that its US operations adhere to the relevant acts and regulations, being Buy American Act (BAA)-compliant and meeting the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements for Department of Defense-related sales. The machines are also Trade Agreements Act (TAA)-compliant US-made end products.

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