SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck, Germany, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a major European OEM for the sale of five NXG XII 600 metal Additive Manufacturing machines, with the first machine delivery scheduled in 2022.
The company launched the Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) AM machine in November 2020. It is equipped with twelve 1 kW lasers and offers a square build envelope of 600 x 600 x 600 mm. It is designed to be used in serial production for high-volume applications, as well as for building large parts.
The European customer will be one of the first global companies to take advantage of the AM machine’s benefits and intends to implement it for serial production.
Sam O’Leary, incoming CEO of SLM Solutions, commented, “When we launched the NXG XII 600, we knew it would disrupt the industry and spark a new era for manufacturing. Therefore, this MoU just two months after the launch is an exciting milestone for the company. It validates our vision that the OEMs can implement innovative additive manufacturing technology for serial production into their business models.”
“The NXG XII 600 accelerates the future of metal Additive Manufacturing, and our engineers have further pushed the boundaries of what is possible.,” he added. “This MoU underlines that not only are we prepared to step forward to the industrialisation of metal Additive Manufacturing, but the marketplace is ready as well.”
The final binding agreement is expected to be signed by Q2 2021. Additionally, a further beta machine contract has been concluded with another customer, scheduled to be delivered in Q2 2021.