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Collins Aerospace Acquires Second NXG XII 600 Printer from Nikon SLM Solutions for Engine Nozzles Facility

LUBECK, Germany, Feb 14, 2024 — Nikon SLM Solutions is pleased to announce that Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has purchased a second NXG XII 600 printer for its facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. The new large-format printer will allow Collins to increase its additive production capacity at the site and expand the facility’s existing material capabilities to better serve its customers. 

Collins’ West Des Moines location is a world leader in the design and production of engine components for commercial and military aircraft. In 2023, the site celebrated the opening of a $14 million 9,000-square-foot addition of its additive manufacturing center. The production-ready facility is one of only nine in the U.S. to receive the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) certification for Additive Manufacturing.

Sam O’Leary, CEO of Nikon SLM Solutions stated, “With the addition of Collins’ second NXG XII 600 printer, we’re fueling their mission to revolutionize aerospace manufacturing. This not only empowers the industry as a whole but underscores our commitment to customer-driven innovation.”

Built specifically for serial production, the NXG XII 600 is an industry game-changer 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 Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, is a leader in integrated and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Our 80,000 employees are dedicated to delivering future-focused technologies to advance sustainable and connected aviation, passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration, and more.

About Nikon SLM Solutions

Nikon SLM Solutions AG is a global provider of integrated metal additive manufacturing solutions. Leading the industry since its inception, it continues to drive the future of metal AM in every major industry with its customers’ long-term success at its core. Nikon SLM Solutions is home to the world’s fastest metal additive manufacturing machines boasting up to 12 lasers and enabling build rates of up to 1000ccm/h. With a portfolio of systems to suit every customer’s needs, along with its team of experts closely collaborating at every stage of the process, Nikon SLM Solutions leads the way on return on investment with maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Nikon SLM Solutions believes that additive manufacturing is the future of manufacturing and has the desire and capability to take its customers there – right now.

Nikon SLM Solutions AG is a Company headquartered in Germany, with offices in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.

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Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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