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SLM Solutions Presents Innovations in Additive Manufacturing at TechniShow in Utrecht

Additive manufacturing technology for use in industrial manufacturing

Lübeck, March 8, 2018. SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading supplier of metal-based additive manufacturing technology, is participating in TechniShow. From March 20 to 23, 2018, SLM Solutions will be presenting the latest trends and technology in additive manufacturing technology at its booth 11.A042 in Utrecht.

TechniShow is the largest and most important trade fair in the Benelux region in the field of industrial manufacturing technology as well as metal, tool and equipment machining. The trade fair provides the opportunity to get in touch with the entire network of industrial manufacturing technology and to establish efficient new business contacts.

The potential of additive manufacturing for more individual, faster and resource-saving production is driving the development of new materials, machines and processes at a fast pace. In the production of complete tools or orders, industrial production benefits from a new freedom of geometry that is only possible with selective laser melting technology. One of the main areas of application is near-contour cooling, which makes it possible to shorten the cycle times of the manufacturing process, minimize stress loads in the components to be manufactured and extend tool life. Tools or inserts with different material properties can be produced in this way.

In Utrecht, SLM Solutions Group AG will be presenting its SLM®280 2.0 with 2x 700 W lasers at booth A042 in Hall 11 from Tuesday, March 20 to Friday, March 23, 2018. This machine handles the entire selective laser melting process. The SLM®280 2.0 is designed as a "universal machine" and is used in R&D as well as for the production of highly complex components. The SLM®280 2.0 fulfills customers' demands for compact, quality- and cost-optimized solutions.

Stefan Ritt, VP Head of Global Marketing and Communications at SLM Solutions Group AG, stated: “We consider ourselves to be pioneers and initiators in the sector of manufacturing technology for many industries ranging from automotive and mechanical engineering to medical and aerospace engineering. Our goal is to research and develop efficient and high-quality solutions for the production of prototypes, small series and individual series products to provide customers with maximum productivity and flexibility. In Utrecht, visitors will receive many new stimuli for this innovative technology and be able to share their experiences in conversations with others. We are looking forward to many good technical discussions."