SLM Solutions Updates Its Website with White Papers, Media
The site’s resource center is designed to give manufacturers material for understanding how metal additive manufacturing can fit into their business model.
Metal additive manufacturing equipment supplier SLM Solutions (Wixom, Wisconsin) has launched an updated website (slm-solutions.us) for its North American branch with updated, in-depth content on the selective laser melting process.
The new resource center, slm-solutions.us/resources, offers whitepapers to help manufacturers better understand how metal additive manufacturing fits into their business model, what facility considerations need to be accounted for and what to look for in a system after making the decision to bring the technology in house. Case studies highlight the benefits of actual processes, and videos give users the chance to see selective laser melting in action.
Is additive manufacturing (AM) ready for production scale? The latest issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine highlights manufacturers who are succeeding with 3D printing for production right now.
An engineering modification that would have been impractical or cost-prohibitive in the past is realized on a machine tool performing metal 3D printing and machining in the same cycle.
When Precision Metal Products purchased its first 3D printer last year, the company hoped to collapse both tooling costs and lead times. But the technology’s impact is reaching core business operations, enabling the shop to focus on higher-margin, lower-volume production.