SLM Solutions and Partners: Accumulated Expertise in Additive Manufacturing at the Austrian 3D Printing Forum

Examples from actual practice and exchanges of experience


Lübeck, May 14, 2018. SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading supplier of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (often referred to as "3D printing"), is taking part as a leading partner in the Austrian 3D Printing Forum, the annual forum for additive manufacturing in Austria. The experts from Lübeck and their business partners MostTech Technology Agency and M&H CNC Technik GmbH will be represented both as exhibitors and as program planners in Vienna at the Congress Center of the Vienna Trade Fair on May 15.


The annual forum for additive manufacturing is going into its 5th round in Vienna on May 15. There is hardly any other comparable technology that shows the changes in production due to the digitalization. The Austrian 3D Printing Forum provides new insights into how the way to digital production looks and provides wide potential for use of additive manufacturing technologies with four keynote addresses and 15 oral presentations. In addition to new developments, the focus in Vienna will be on practical applications and the way to series production.


In the talks and panels discussions, strategies, concepts and solutions will be discussed dealing with additive manufacturing in industrial applications. SLM Solutions and its partners are taking part in the event as presenters and active discussion participants. Michael Hofer, MostTech, and Hans Bogenreiter, M&H CNC Technik, will present a closer look at the industrial application of additive SLM® manufacturing processes from the development phase to initial series production in their talk “Systematic processes based on industrial use cases” at 3:40 p.m. on May 15. In addition, the partners will jointly present the portfolio of SLM Solutions Group AG for additive production and many implemented applications on the basis of components. Michael Schroeder will represent SLM Solutions Group AG on that day. In addition, Wolfgang Höller, Managing Director of SLM Solutions Software GmbH, will provide deeper insights into possible software solutions, which are already able to support additive manufacturing technology from data preparation to integration of post-processes and which can further advance the path into digital production.


The research and development department of SLM Solutions collaborates closely with well-known companies, institutes and universities. Stefan Ritt, Vice President and Head of Global Marketing & Communications at SLM Solutions Group AG, sees the efforts of SLM Solutions Group AG confirmed: "We have been a pioneer and technology leader in the field of selective laser melting machines for many years and invest in the research and development of machinery, materials and process software. Together with our industry partners, we work on company-oriented applications both to optimize the machines further and to provide new materials that withstand even higher requirements. Our systems give companies the opportunity to make their production process more efficient and employ higher degrees of freedom in product development."