SLM Solutions and Swerea in project to develop new metal AM production line

April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

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.”

April 17, 2018

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