SLM Solutions to highlight new SLM 280 2.0 Additive Manufacturing machine at TCT Show

September 14, 2017

SLM Solutions to highlight new SLM 280 2.0 Additive Manufacturing machine at TCT Show

The SLM 280 AM system (Courtesy SLM Solutions)


SLM So­lu­tions Group AG, Lübeck, Germany, will showcase its latest metal Additive Manufacturing system at the 22nd TCT Show in Birm­ing­ham, UK, Sep­tem­ber 26-28, 2017. The company stated that its exhibit will highlight the new SLM 280 2.0.

According to SLM Solutions, the SLM 280 2.0 offers high pro­duc­tiv­ity while pro­vid­ing op­ti­mum com­po­nent qual­ity. As a re­sult, AM process times can be short­ened. Ste­fan Ritt, Vice Pres­i­dent and Head of Global Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of SLM So­lu­tions Group AG, stated, “Last year, more than 7,000 vis­i­tors attended the fair. We had many very good dis­cus­sions. With our high-per­for­mance fur­ther de­vel­op­ments and tried-and-tested ap­pli­ca­tions, we will cer­tainly score with cus­tomers in 2017. We are look­ing for­ward to an ex­cit­ing TCT Show.”

SLM So­lu­tions reports that it is mon­i­tor­ing steady mar­ket growth in the United King­dom and Ire­land and has recently begun to reinforce sales ef­forts in this re­gion. David Wilck­ens, who was ap­pointed as Re­gional Sales Man­ager for UK & Ire­land on June 2017, stated, “With this decision, we are providing our customers with direct contact to the machine manufacturer and a high degree of technical competence on site. Consequently, we can support our customers better to take advantage of the potential of this new technology to the greatest possible extent.”

“We have customers such as CA Models that already use our technology economically very successfully as a service provider.” CA Models produces prototypes and functional components for many industries such as aerospace, Formula 1 and medical technology as well as oil and gas. In addition, the company has been nominated for an award at TCT 2017. Visitors can have a look at some of the highlights of the applications of CA Models at the SLM Solutions trade fair booth.

“Eng­land is the home coun­try of the first in­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tion and also plays a lead­ing role on the sub­ject of In­dus­try 4.0,” continued Wilck­ens. Today, you can find many leading companies there such as Airbus Defence & Space in Stevenage that use the SLM 280 Twin Machine for the production of satellites parts.

“We also see the re­search land­scape in the UK as one of the strongest world­wide in the area of Ad­di­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing. For ex­am­ple, the Uni­ver­sity of Birm­ing­ham is con­duct­ing lead­ing re­search in this area,” he continued, referring to the university’s £60 million Quantum Technologies programme. The university uses a SLM 500 AM system to help in its research into new manufacturing technologies for advanced materials.

“These are all ex­am­ples of the po­ten­tial we see in this mar­ket,” Wilck­ens added. “I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing very in­ten­sively with such ex­cit­ing cus­tomers in the fu­ture and to many in­ter­est­ing dis­cus­sions at the TCT Show 2017.”

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