SLM Solutions Presents Additive Manufacturing Trends and Technology at Aviation Forum 2014


Lübeck, December 2014SLM Solutions Group AG, leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology, shared viewpoints and technical solutions focused on the innovation and trends within the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the aviation industry at the Aviation Forum, December 9-10 in Hamburg.

The Aviation Forum is a conference with an accompanying exhibition for top management from OEMs, suppliers and airlines to network and collaborate. The IPM, in cooperation with its competency partner Airbus S.A.S., is the designer of the event.

Dr. Dieter Schwarze, Chief Scientific Officer at SLM Solutions and one of the inventors of selective laser melting, accompanied the workshop “Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul (MRO) – Future perspectives for a business in transition!” Dr. Schwarze spoke about pioneering developments in additive manufacturing and the practical applications of Selective Laser Melting® in industrial production. Future perspectives and various courses of action for the aerospace industry were also addressed.

Additionally, SLM Solutions presented the SLM®125HL; an extremely economical system suitable for R&D environments as well as for small lot production areas. With regards to R&D, SLM Solutions currently works closely with renowned universities and institutes around the world.

SLM®125HL for R&D environments and small lot production.  (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions)

SLM®125HL for R&D environments and small lot production. (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions)

Dr. Markus Rechlin, board chairman of SLM Solutions GmbH, sees the efforts of SLM Solutions confirmed, “For many years, we have worked as pioneer and technology leader in the area of Selective Laser Melting systems, and invested in research and development of equipment and materials. Together with partners like EADS Innovation Works, we will optimize plants and continue to create new materials to withstand even higher demands. Our systems give companies the chance to optimize their production in a more efficient and independent way.”

About SLM Solutions Group AG
SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck, is a leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology (also commonly referred to as “3D printing”). The Company’s shares are traded in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting, vacuum and metal casting.

SLM Solutions currently employs over 100 people in Germany and the USA. The products are used worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries. SLM Solutions stands for technologically advanced, innovative and highly efficient integrated system solutions.

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