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Collins Aerospace buys another Nikon SLM Solutions NXG XII 600 3D printer

Nikon SLM Solutions announced that Collins Aerospace has purchased a second NXG XII 600 machine for their facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. The new large format machine will allow Collins to increase its additive manufacturing capabilities at the facility and expand the plant’s existing material offerings to better serve its customers.

The West Des Moines center, which specializes in the design and manufacture of engine components for commercial and military aircraft, recently underwent a significant expansion. A $14 million expansion has added 9,000 square feet to the additive manufacturing center, making it one of the few facilities in the U.S. to receive the prestigious NADCAP additive manufacturing certification.

Sam O’Leary, CEO of Nikon SLM Solutions stated, “With the addition of Collins’ second NXG XII 600 printer, we’re fueling their mission to revolutionize aerospace manufacturing. This not only empowers the industry as a whole but underscores our commitment to customer-driven innovation.”

The NXG XII 600, which is designed for series production, sets new standards in the industry. With a speed up to 20 times faster than traditional single-laser machines and an impressive build envelope of 600x600x600 mm³, it addresses the needs of industries dealing with complex and demanding applications.

This strategic expansion of Collins Aerospace’s manufacturing capabilities demonstrates its continued commitment and investment in the future of additive manufacturing. It reflects the drive to increase efficiency and flexibility in the aerospace industry by utilizing advanced technologies to produce critical components.

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