SLM Solutions to showcase metal Additive Manufacturing technology at leading maritime industry event

August 30, 2018

SMM maritime show takes place in Hamburg, Germany (Courtesy SMM)


SLM Solutions Group AG will showcase its metal Additive Manufacturing technology at SMM, the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry taking place in Hamburg, Germany September 4 to 7, 2018.

With over 2,200 exhibitors and about 50,000 visitors from all over the world, the SMM trade fair provides a unique platform for those who want to interact with key players and help shape the future of the maritime industry. The event will include, for the first time, a dedicated ‘Maritime 3D Printing Show Area’ providing a stage to present AM production technology.

Similar to the automotive and aerospace sectors, the maritime industry is now focusing on Additive Manufacturing technology. From its booth, SLM Solutions will present the entire process chain of generative manufacturing, displaying its SLM®280 2.0. From data generation to the melting process and all the way to powder recovery and recycling, the SLM®280 2.0 is the company’s ‘all-purpose system’ for both R&D and the production of highly complex components.

In addition to the exhibition, SLM Solutions is also contributing to the conference programme with a presentation by Ralf Frohwerk, Global Head of Business Development at SLM Solutions Group AG. Frohwerk will provide an overview of metal-based Additive Manufacturing and discuss the opportunities this technology offers the maritime industry. With solid experience in the automotive industry, he will focus on important aspects that are of great importance to the maritime world.

“We consider ourselves as pioneers and stimulators in the sector of manufacturing technology for many industries ranging from automotive and engineering to medical and aerospace,” Frohwerk stated. “The maritime sector is also beginning to deal with this technology. SLM® technology reveals opportunities for many maritime companies, because it allows for designs of previously unimaginable complexity that cannot be achieved by conventional techniques. We are looking forward to many interesting discussions.”

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As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 196-page issue includes articles and reports on:

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  • New horizons for Additive Manufacturing in the oil, gas and maritime industries
  • Redesigned for Additive Manufacturing: Serial production of a new fuel swirler for Siemens gas turbine
  • Understanding metal powder requirements for Additive Manufacturing: Views from the industry
  • Towards a true digital twin for the metal Additive Manufacturing process
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