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05 Apr 2024

Additive Manufacturing Solutions empowers advanced alloy creation with Nikon SLM Solutions’ SLM 280 2.0

Additive Manufacturing Solutions empowers advanced alloy creation with Nikon SLM Solutions’ SLM 280 2.0
Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) has officially expanded its in-house capabilities with the acquisition of Nikon SLM Solutions’ SLM 280 2.0 system.

This move not only strengthens AMS’s capacity for producing advanced materials and novel alloys but also amplifies their standing as a service provider with toolpath control capabilities, thanks to their partnership and expertise with Dyndrite software. AMS are developing and creating metal powders for AM from recycled parts. This high value circular economy approach to material development alongside the SLM 280 2.0 system provides a step change in AM sustainability.

Nikon SLM Solutions’ UK partner Kingsbury has supplied and installed the SLM 280 2.0, bolstering their commitment to delivering and supporting metal additive adoption in the United Kingdom. The new equipment and the AMS team will be further supported by Additure, a division of the Kingsbury group dedicated to accelerating the adoption of metal AM technologies.

Richard Kingsbury commented: “With Additure we have the perfect mechanism to ably assist you on your metal AM journey. Combining that with the pedigree of machine tools service and support from Kingsbury means that we can provide end-to-end capability to our customers. We are thrilled to be working with AMS at this stage of their journey and we look forward to more exciting announcements in the near future. “

Robert Higham, CEO of AMS, celebrates the new acquisition: “With the integration of the SLM 280 2.0 into our operations, we are poised to revolutionise the material and process capabilities within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This advancement is coupled with our pioneering Additive Manufacturing Academy, set to deliver hands-on experience and groundbreaking training in additive manufacturing.”

AMS, a frontrunner in sustainable and innovative manufacturing solutions, now harnesses the SLM 280 2.0 to drive rapid material development capabilities. This addition is expected to have a significant impact on their production efficiency, allowing for a more substantial presence in the UK motorsport, defence, aerospace and space markets.

“AMS’s acquisition of the SLM 280 2.0 machine marks a significant milestone in the additive manufacturing landscape.  Their foresight to integrate Dyndrite’s toolpath technology exemplifies a forward-thinking approach to innovation and precision in production,” comments Nikon SLM Solutions CCO, Charlie Grace. “At Nikon SLM Solutions, we take pride in empowering our partners like AMS, who are not only advancing their capabilities but also shaping the future of sustainable and efficient manufacturing. This collaboration reflects our shared commitment to excellence and our continuous endeavour to push the boundaries of what’s possible in additive manufacturing.”

Leveraging Dyndrite for Enhanced Toolpath Control

Incorporating Dyndrite’s powerful toolpath control software, AMS is equipped to offer enhanced toolpath control and optimisation capabilities as part of their service offerings. Dyndrite’s unique GPU accelerated geometry engine, APIs and application allows AMS to maximise additive manufacturing AM capabilities, providing a competitive edge over traditional toolpathing solutions with its speed, flexibility, and precision.

“The Dyndrite toolpath control unleashes unparalleled levels of control and efficiency in AM processes,” explains Higham. “Our work with Dyndrite’s technology underpins our position as material and process development leaders, providing scalable and dynamic AM solutions to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry.”        

Source: Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. Empowers Advanced Alloy Creation with Nikon SLM Solutions' SLM®280 2.0 < AMUK (

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