Collins Aerospace Acquires SLM Solutions NXG Xll 600 System for its Engine Nozzles Facility in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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LUBECK, Germany, Feb 11, 2022 – Today, SLM Solutions (“SLM Solutions,” “SLM” or the “Company”) announced that Collins Aerospace had acquired an NXG Xll 600 for its facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. The facility is a world leader in the design and production of engine nozzles and is now bringing that manufacturing expertise to additive. The new printer will help the company produce additively manufactured aerospace parts faster.

Additive manufacturing holds numerous potential benefits for aerospace systems, including improved performance, reduced weight and volume, reduced cost, reduced lead time, and optimized designs. Collins is among the world’s first ten customers to buy an NXG Xll 600, and the acquisition underscores the company’s commitment to additive manufacturing as it works to optimize production and provide additional value to its customers.

Gerhard Bierleutgeb, Executive Vice President of Global Services and Solutions at SLM Solutions, remarks on the successful continuous relationship between the two companies: “Collins Aerospace and SLM Solutions have been operating several SLM Solutions machines in different locations around the globe for a number of years now. The procurement of the latest generation NXG XII 600 shows that both parties have successfully managed to service and operate this technology in an aerospace production environment.”

Built specifically for serial production, the NXG Xll 600 is an industry gamechanger that boasts speeds 20x faster than standard single laser machines. Its large build envelope, sized at 600x600x600, is attractive to industries with demanding and cutting-edge applications.

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 support, which 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 the United States, Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.

For more info contact: www.slm-solutions.com.