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AMS acquires SLM 280 2.0 from Nikon SLM Solutions

The system was supplied and installed by Kingsbury, and will be supported by Additure

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Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (AMS) has officially expanded its in-house capabilities with the acquisition of Nikon SLM Solutions’ SLM 280 2.0 system. This move not only bolsters AMS’s capacity for producing advanced materials and novel alloys but also amplifies its standing as a service provider with exceptional toolpath control capabilities, thanks to its partnership and expertise with Dyndrite software. AMS is also developing and creating metal powders for AM from recycled parts.

Nikon SLM Solutions’s UK partner, Kingsbury, has supplied and installed the SLM 280 2.0. 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.

“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,” said Richard Kingsbury, Founder of Kingsbury.

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

AMS 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, defense, 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 cutting-edge toolpath technology exemplifies a forward-thinking approach to innovation and precision in production,” said Charlie Grace, CCO of Nikon SLM Solutions. “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 endeavor to push the boundaries of what’s possible in additive manufacturing.”

Dyndrite

Incorporating Dyndrite’s toolpath control software, AMS is equipped to offer enhanced toolpath control and optimization capabilities as part of its service offerings. Dyndrite’s unique GPU accelerated geometry engine, APIs, and application allow AMS to maximize 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,” said 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.”

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