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Rolls Royce to 3D print aerospace parts with SLM Solutions quad-laser technology

June 17, 2019 / Laura Griffiths

Rolls Royce is ramping up its additive manufacturing capabilities with the adoption of SLM Solutions metal AM technology. The engineering giant is said to be leveraging the German 3D printing leader’s large SLM 500 quad-laser systems for the manufacture of aerospace components and is also joining SLM’s beta customer programme for future developments. Meddah Hadjar, CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG commented: “Rolls-Royce is very advanced in additive layer manufacturing, with a state-of-the-art approach and expert team working on extremely complex metal additive manufacturing solutions. SLM Solutions recognised the need at Rolls-Royce for a supplier to support with equipment qualification. We work closely to develop products that meet their needs to assure aerospace certified part quality levels. This way the Rolls-Royce team can document their expertise and control of the systems adhering to strict regulations and keep their ambitious and innovative additive production p...