August 11, 2021

SLM Solutions Will Not Attend Formnext in 2021

Instead, the company will remain focused on digital strategies while distributing more funds than ever before to its customers, team, and the global community.

  • After successful digital campaigns during the global pandemic, SLM Solutions will skip the event to remain on its digital pathway
  • On top of this, the company's focus will be on investing even more into improving its customer experience and creating extra benefits for its team
  • The company wants to give back to the global community and is thrilled to invest in the education of aspiring and dedicated students

Lübeck, Germany. 11 August 2021. Additive manufacturing giant SLM Solutions has announced that it will not be attending Formnext this year, citing a successful year of digital communications as its primary reason.  That said, it will stay in favor of releasing its coming news and releases digitally. In addition to this, it will invest more into its customer experience and infrastructure and incentives for its team. And, to foster the next generation of additive experts, it will distribute funds to education programs to help facilitate the next generation of additive experts.

CEO Sam O'Leary comments: "Despite restrictions related to the pandemic, we've had one of our best years yet — and this has been in part due to going digital about our products, our people, and our culture." The company saw an overwhelming amount of success in the past year with its NXG XII 600 and Free Float launches and has added even more world leaders in the Space, Automotive and Medical industries to its roster.

"Our decision to not attend Formnext is not about saving money, and it's for sure not about having none: it's about sticking to our digital path while concentrating even harder on our three most important groups: Our customers, team, and the global community." – O'Leary comments.

To back up this statement, it will upgrade the experiences of both its customers and its team with improved infrastructure, services, and incentives in a myriad of new and exciting ways. In addition to this, they will grant promising students with a passion for engineering a better financial chance. Exact details will be released in the coming weeks — digitally, of course.

"It is essential for us to give back. This year, we will financially aid a few of the next generation of additive experts. In doing this, we aim to give them and, in turn, the world, a brighter future."

To watch the official statement, follow this link. 

SLM Solutions is an integrated solutions provider and metal additive manufacturing partner. The company takes a vested interest in customer's long-term success with metal additive manufacturing, and its robust Selective Laser Melting machines optimize fast, reliable, and cost-efficient part production. SLM Solutions' experts work with customers at each stage of the process to provide support that elevates the use of the technology and ensures their return on investment is maximized. A publicly traded company, SLM Solutions Group AG is headquartered in Germany, with offices in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, and the United States.