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SLM Solutions signs MoU for the purchase of five 12-laser printers with major European OEM

A major European OEM has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to purchase five NXG XII 600 machines, with the first machine delivery in 2022.

The customer will be one of the first global companies to take advantage of its benefits and intends to implement it for serial production.

In November 2020, SLM Solutions unveiled the NXG XII 600 with 12 1kW lasers and a build envelope of 600 x 600 x 600mm.

Sam O'Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions commented: 'When we launched the NXG XII 600, we knew it would disrupt the industry and spark a new era for manufacturing. Therefore, this MoU just two months after the launch is an exciting milestone for the company. It validates our vision that the OEMs can implement innovative additive manufacturing technology for serial production into their business models.'

Additive Manufacturing can lead to numerous commercial and technical advantages allowing companies to strengthen their competitive positions. It requires knowledge in additive manufacturing, but above all, robust and productive machines. The SLM Solutions' NXG XII 600 takes manufacturing to a new level and enables the production of complex, high-quality metal parts in only a few hours. 

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O'Leary further stated: 'This MoU underlines that not only are we prepared to step forward to the industrialization of metal additive manufacturing, but the marketplace is ready as well.'

The final binding agreement will be signed by Q2 2021.

Additionally, a further beta machine contract has been concluded with another customer. This machine will be delivered in Q2 2021.

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