SLM Solutions announces 37 million euro order in day one of formnext

November 15, 2017

SLM Solutions Group AG has announced it received a major order worth at least 37 million euros during the first day at formnext 2017, Frankfurt, Germany. The deal will see the sale of 20 new SLM 800 type Additive Manufacturing machines to a customer from the energy sector headquartered in Asia. SLM Solutions added that the final deal may include additional SLM 500 systems, further increasing the order volume.

The new SLM 800 machine concept enables integration into automated and fully automated production processes. The system includes new, permanent filter technology, melt pool monitoring and laser power monitoring (now also for multi-laser operations), improved machine control software and an optional powder feeder unit using vacuum technology.

“Technological integration into production processes has succeeded with the SLM 800. The SLM 800 is very convincing for our industrial customers. We are very pleased that we have been able to get such impressive confirmation of our development steps on the first day of the fair. The machines from this order will be continuously delivered until the end of 2019,” stated Uwe Bögershausen, board member of SLM Solutions Group AG.

Henner Schöneborn, board member of SLM Solutions Group AG, added, “We have reached another milestone towards automation of manufacturing processes with the SLM 800. Technologically, we want to become the market leader thanks to total manufacturing integration with both existing factory and production processes as well as Industry 4.0 connectivity over the next few years. In addition to the size of the construction chamber, outstanding component quality and our market-leading multi-laser technology are the convincing and proven parameters for our customers.”

SLM Solutions are in hall 3.0, booth E70 at formnext, Frankfurt Germany, 14-17 November 2017.

www.slm-solutions.com

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