SLM Lightens The (Print) Load with Selective Laser Melting
This weekend, Tomorrow's World Today heads to SLM headquarters in Michigan to learn about the technology behind Select Laser Melting and how it is helping the aerospace, automotive, medical, and industrial industries.
By: Flying Cork
This weekend, Tomorrow's World Today field reporter Darieth Chisolm is heading over to SLM headquarters in Michigan to learn about the technology behind Select Laser Melting and how it is helping the aerospace, automotive, medical, and industrial industries save both time and money by giving companies the ability to create parts on-site.
"As the technology pioneer, we create endless possibilities to change the future of manufacturing and to relentlessly innovate on the basis of productivity, open architecture, reliability and safety in order to transform supply chains," said Jill Christner, President, General Manager Americas at SLM Solutions.
Chisolm then heads to Honeywell in Arizona to see first-hand how companies are using SLM's 3D printers. The additives used in the printing process create parts that weigh less and take less time to produce. She has a chance to tour a test plane, which tests products ranging from engines to heat exchanges to flight control devices that were created with 3D printing technology. The products printed go through rigorous testing via flights around the world before they are delivered to customers. Because 3D printed parts weight significantly less than their metal counterparts, airlines are able to make room for more passengers and luggage.
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