SLM Solutions acquires Adira AddCreative’s large format Additive Manufacturing technology

August 8, 2023

Adira AddCreative, based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, offers large format Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technology based on the Fraunhofer ILT moveable process head solution (Courtesy Adira AddCreative)
Adira AddCreative, based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, offers large format Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technology based on the Fraunhofer ILT moveable process head solution (Courtesy Adira AddCreative)

SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany, is expanding its comprehensive solutions portfolio to meet diverse customer needs for all applications, from standard to ultra-large-format Additive Manufacturing applications, through the acquisition of Adira AddCreative’s technology.

Adira AddCreative, based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, offers large format Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technology based on the Fraunhofer ILT moveable process head solution.

Capable of supporting up to 12 lasers and operating on a 1 m x 1 m build platform, the technology is believed to perfectly fit into SLM’s existing line-up, positioned between the NXG XII 600 family and the recently announced SLM-developed large-scale Additive Manufacturing system.

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Adira AddCreative’s technology reportedly brings added flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, making it an attractive option for a variety of applications across industries such as aerospace, energy, and defence. “Integrating this advanced technology into our portfolio helps complete our offering, bridging the gap between our current systems and our future large-scale AM system,” shared Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions.

“It is another testament to our relentless innovation aimed at overcoming our customers’ manufacturing challenges and altering the manufacturing landscape forever.”

Adira’s AddCreative team in Vila Nova de Gaia has played a crucial role in developing the technology. It will now join SLM Solution’s global team to continue the work on advancing Additive Manufacturing systems.

Miguel Gil Mata, Adira’s Addcreative Chairman and CEO of its parent company, added, “I’m thrilled to see this innovative technology, in-house invented and nurtured from the very beginning by our team, being integrated into one of the leading players in the 3D printing landscape. This is the best recognition for the breakthroughs we have achieved, and an excellent opportunity for our team and product to further develop within SLM.”

www.slm-solutions.com

https://addcreative.tech

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