SLM Solutions reports new twelve-laser machine on track for 2019 launch

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

SLM Solutions reports new twelve-laser machine on track for 2019 launch

The SLM Cube will have a build chamber of 600 x 600 mm and a minimum of 12 Lasers


SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck, Germany, has revealed that it is developing a new twelve-laser Additive Manufacturing machine due for release towards the end of 2019. The company also announced its move to new €25 million headquarters located in Estlandring, on the outskirts of Lübeck.

“The development of our SLM Cube machine with a build chamber of 600 x 600 mm and a minimum of 12 Lasers is on track. We are still confident that we will be able to present this machine in November 2019,” stated Henner Schöneborn, CTO of SLM Solutions, in the company’s .

Incorporating a minimum of twelve lasers, the new system will mark a significant step in the evolution of Additive Manufacturing technology.

Schöneborn, who is leaving the company in June 2018, added “I personally see the company technologically very well positioned and leave SLM with a smile in the one eye and a tear in the other eye to address new challenges after 25 years with the company”.


SLM Solutions reports new twelve-laser machine on track for 2019 launch


New headquarters

Housing some 340 employees, the company’s new headquarters will provide a modern facility with room for further expansion. SLM Solutions has been based with its predecessor companies in Lübeck since 1957.

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