SLM Solutions Group AG ("SLM Solutions," "SLM" or the "Company") has received an order by MAN Energy Solutions ("MAN ES"), a leading technology solutions provider and a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, for an NXG XII 600. The powerful 12-laser Selective Laser Melting system is well suited for the energy sector as it can meet the needs for a broad spectrum of robust, highly stressed applications that call for stringent mechanical properties.
Since 2019, MAN ES has successfully developed, tested, and implemented AM applications using an SLM®280 PS. However, to meet the growing demand for large-scale AM parts, MAN ES required a machine with a greater envelope size. The NXG Xll 600 with its 600x600mm² area is the perfect solution for MAN ES' requirements. Combined with its higher productivity, MAN ES will utilize the machine for the serial production of components for technology solutions within the marine, energy, and industrial sectors.
The order from MAN ES is indicative of the significant value proposition that the NXG XII 600 offers the energy sector. The game-changing system can produce large, complex, and lightweight parts that are impossible to produce traditionally. And, by using less material, the carbon footprint of components is reduced. Furthermore, the system allows optimized spare part management, shorter delivery times, and decreased CAPEX. The material cost savings and its positive environmental impact make it an extremely attractive solution.
Anders Such, Head of Additive Manufacturing at MAN Energy Solutions, comments: "We are pleased to continue our successful cooperation with SLM Solutions. The NXG Xll 600 represents the next step for the industrialization of additive manufacturing at MAN Energy Solutions. On the one hand, this machine enables us to manufacture large components using economically competitive AM technology. On the other hand, it helps to make the existing AM business cases even more attractive. This perfectly aligns with our company target to further develop innovative production technologies."
"Yet again, we are delighted and proud to gain the trust of MAN Energy Solutions," comments Jonas Mersch, Product Manager at SLM Solutions. " Not only does the NXG Xll 600 offer unrivaled productivity, but its fully automated powder supply station and the machines independent depowdering unit allow for seamless serial production. With the NXG Xll 600, MAN ES can provide innovative solutions for their customers and the industry, meet emerging market needs, and test new parts. We are thrilled to watch it meet and exceed these demands head-on."
According to the consulting company AMPOWER, the total value of system sales within the energy sector is expected to almost triple by 2025 compared to 2020, surpassing €150 million in value, while the installed base is expected to increase over 50% to nearly 1,700 systems worldwide.
The NXG XII 600 will be used on-site at MAN Energy Solutions' Additive Manufacturing Center in Oberhausen, Germany. There, MAN experts push the industrialization process of metal 3D printing to fulfill the needs of customers worldwide.
About MAN Energy Solutions
MAN Energy Solutions enables its customers to achieve sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon neutral future. Addressing tomorrow's challenges within the marine, energy and industrial sectors, we improve efficiency and performance at a systemic level. Leading the way in advanced engineering for more than 250 years, we provide a unique portfolio of technologies. Headquartered in Germany, MAN Energy Solutions employs some 14,000 people at over 120 sites globally. Our after-sales brand, MAN PrimeServ, offers a vast network of service centres to our customers all over the world.
Learn more at www.man-es.com
About SLM Solutions
SLM Solutions is an integrated solutions provider and metal additive manufacturing partner. The company is vested in customers' long-term success with metal additive manufacturing. Robust Selective Laser Melting machines optimize fast, reliable, and cost-efficient part production, and SLM Solutions' experts work with customers at each stage of the process to provide the 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, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.
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