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Nikon SLM Solution sells 900th metal 3D printer, Safran installs NXG XII 600 machine

Nikon SLM Solution sells 900th metal 3D printer, Safran installs NXG XII 600 machine

Nikon SLM solutions has sold its 900th metal additive manufacturing machine, with Saffron set to install an NXG XII 600 system.

Safran will deploy the NXG XII 600 12-laser metal 3D printing solution at its Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus (SAMC). The company says the machine will be “essential” to the series production of qualified parts tailored to current and future aircraft engine programs.

Described as a “strategic investment,” Safran has already identified a “complex aluminum part designed to integrate a next-generation aircraft engine demonstrator,” which will be based on the capabilities of the NXG XII 600. Safran will combine the NXG According to the companies, this joint effort also has the potential to set new standards for the aerospace industry.

“This first NXG

“This delivery is not just a transaction, but a testament to our shared vision for the future of additive manufacturing,” added Sam O’Leary, CEO of Nikon SLM Solutions. “With the NXG

Safran is the latest of several manufacturers to have invested in the NXG XII 600 machine since its launch in November 2020, including GKN Aerospace, Divergent Technologies, MAN Energy Solutions and Sintavia, which have invested in the metal AM platform.