The new systems will enable the company to produce parts for powertrain technology and more.
SLM Solutions Group AG ("SLM Solutions," "SLM" or the "Company") today announces the recent installation of two SLM®500s at Robert Bosch GmbH Nuremberg ("Bosch"), the renowned German technology leader.
Bosch will utilize its new systems to produce parts for its powertrain technology, including custom aluminium parts for hydrogen technology and electric drive productions at their 3D-MPC Manufacturing and Processing Center in Nuremberg, Germany. The centre is responsible for producing components and parts using Additive Manufacturing (AM) for prototype and serial applications.
The SLM®500s will significantly increase BOSCH's output for aluminium parts in AlSi10Mg, allowing them higher capacity for demanding lot sizes, thus accelerating revenue. Their constant production of heavy-duty jobs means they need a reliable machine base exceeding high-performance requirements regarding output and Overall Equipment Effectiveness ("OEE").
"A high OEE, a resilient machine design, and our good quality processes are the keys for AM-production", - Dr Christina Bluemel comments, Manager of the NuP1 3DP Manufacturing and Processing Center.
SLM Solutions' CEO Sam O'Leary comments, "
Bosch's AM presence will also go beyond the automotive industry: finding parallel success in using SLM® technology with their 3DPSPACE Startup, which produces parts for the space sector.
The first quad-laser metal system on the market, the SLM®500 can integrate lasers
independently or in parallel to increase build rates by 90% over twin laser
configurations. Designed for serial production, the exchangeable build cylinder
enables the shortest possible fire to fire times, reducing downtimes of the machine
to a minimum. Machine operator and powder are separated through a closed-loop
powder handling strategy, including an automated powder sieve and supply. The
SLM®500 is the best performing, most efficient system in its class.