AMEXCI, SLM Solutions Strengthen Collaboration on AM Application Studies
AMEXCI invests in the SLM500, a selective laser melting machine, for application studies to further accelerate the industrialization of metal-based additive manufacturing (AM).
Edited by AM Staff
The SLM500 is a selective laser melting machine equipped with four 700-W lasers.
AMEXCI, a company founded by 11 Nordic-based industrial companies, and SLM Solutions, a selective laser melting equipment supplier, are strengthening their partnership to further accelerate the industrialization of metal-based additive manufacturing (AM). As part of their efforts to increase productivity and part quality using AM, AMEXCI has invested in the SLM500, a selective laser melting machine equipped with four 700-W lasers.
The partnership aims to boost industrialization and support companies to successfully implement AM technologies for serial production of complex metal parts. This effort includes using specific application studies to evaluate AM and test the competitive industry advantages of different machines and technologies offered by SLM Solutions. Also, AMEXCI is evaluating the use of the recently introduced SLM machine NXG XII 600 for industrialized series production.
“From an AMEXCI perspective, SLM Solutions showcases a strong understanding of what’s important and what needs to be in place for AM as an industrial manufacturing process,” says Edvin Resebo, CEO of AMEXCI.
The basis for the collaboration is AMEXCI’s investment in the latest SLM500 from SLM Solutions. The company says the machine is designed for industrial series production and is well suited for the rapid, cost-effective production of large metal parts. It has a multilaser overlap strategy with up to four 700-W lasers to ensure maximum efficiency. Also, the ability to change the build cylinder minimizes machine downtime, which maximizes productivity and reduces cost per part.
“We are proud to contribute as a solution partner to support and to realize AM business cases of (AMEXCI) customers, from prototype up to serial production,” says Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions. “Providing consulting services throughout the customer’s AM journey is a goal of SLM Solutions in this partnership.”
At its AS9100D-certified lab in Karlskoga, Sweden, AMEXCI has the capability to design, produce and qualify components. Founding shareholders of AMEXCI are ABB, Atlas Copco, Electrolux, FAM, Husqvarna Group, Höganäs AB, Saab, Scania, SKF, Stora Enso and Wärtsilä.
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