SLM Solutions and Elementum 3D have joined forces to develop new powders for 3D printing.
SLM Solutions and Elementum 3D have joined forces to develop new powders for 3D printing.

SLM Solutions and Elementum 3D have joined forces to develop new powders for 3D printing.

According to the companies, a limited diversity of metal materials, especially aluminum, has hindered additive manufacturing (AM) innovation in industries such as aerospace, space, automotive, and defense. Elementum 3D has recently acquired a SLM 280 system to test and define new powder development.

‘It's imperative to provide every manufacturer with the option to adopt the disruptive power of additive manufacturing and having the right materials available that will meet their specific needs is the first step,’ said Dr Jacob Nuechterlein, president of Elementum 3D. 

This story uses material from SLM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.