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SLM Solutions acquires Adira AddCreative

3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions has announced the acquisition of Portuguese company Adira AddCreative. This expands SLM’s portfolio for large-format 3D printing.

This strategic expansion includes Adira’s innovative 3D printing technology based on Fraunhofer ILT’s moving process head technology. The system can support up to 12 lasers and operate on a footprint of 1m x 1m. As such, it fits seamlessly into SLM’s existing product offering and positions itself between the NXG XII 600 family and SLM’s recently introduced large-format AM system.

Adira AddCreative’s technology offers additional flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency, making it particularly attractive to industries such as aerospace, energy and defense.

“Integrating this advanced technology into our portfolio helps complete our offering, bridging the gap between our current systems and our future large-scale AM system.” said Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions. “It is another testament to our relentless innovation aimed at overcoming our customers’ manufacturing challenges and altering the manufacturing landscape forever.”

Adira AddCreative’s team of developers based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, who played a key role in the development of the technology, will join SLM Solutions’ global team to continue their work in additive manufacturing.

Miguel Gil Mata, Adira’s Addcreative Chairman and CEO of its parent company said “I’m thrilled to see this innovative technology, in-house invented and nurtured from the very beginning by our team, being integrated into one of the leading players in the 3D printing landscape. This is the best recognition for the breakthroughs we have achieved, and an excellent opportunity for our team and product to further develop within SLM.”

The integration of Adira AddCreative technology into SLM Solutions’ offering not only strengthens the current capabilities of 3D printing, but also opens up new potential by combining different technologies.

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