SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck, Germany, is working with Swedish research group Swerea IVF, in an industrial project aimed at developing a new production line for metal Additive Manufacturing. In total, ten research institutions and companies are participating in the project and will work along the entire value chain, in addition to looking at relevant environmental and health issues.
Mats Lundin, CEO of Swerea IVF, stated, “Additive Manufacturing is a rapidly growing area. We are looking forward to setting up this production line together with a strong partner, SLM Solutions Group AG, and contributing to the industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing in Sweden in this way.”
The project’s participants include those working in plant construction, sheet metal forming, air filtration, metal powder production, surface technology, product development and simulation, as well as research. The list includes Höganäs AB, Quintus Technologies AB, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, EDR&Medeso AB, University West Trollhättan, Nederman Holding AB, Ringhals AB and Volvo Trucks.
Jens Oldenburg, SLM Solutions’ Regional Sales Manager for Northern Europe, commented on the group’s participation in the project, “SLM Solutions is always interested in supporting innovative projects actively in the field of Additive Manufacturing. We are contributing our specialist knowledge and experience in developing and implementing machines for metal-based manufacturing technology in this joint industry project.”
“We expect that this project will provide an excellent platform to develop a production line jointly, in that basic questions will be addressed and the expertise of those involved in the project combined,” he concluded.
Seyed Hosseini, Group Manager for Additive Manufacturing at Swerea IVF, added, “Bringing together such a large industrial group and creating a strong platform for the development of new and innovative solutions is absolutely unique. Thanks to this collaboration, we can work together with all our partners to take the next step in Additive Manufacturing. We are looking forward to long-term collaboration.”