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Nikon SLM Solutions AG: Nikon SLM Solutions Finalizes Sale of two NXG XII 600 Additive Manufacturing Systems to GKN Aerospace

Lübeck (pta020/19.09.2023/15:20 UTC+2)

Lübeck, Germany, 19th of September 2023 – GKN Aerospace has selected Nikon SLM Solutions to supply state-of-the-art additive manufacturing machines, accelerating its industrialisation of ground-breaking sustainable aero engines solutions.

Nikon SLM Solutions' NXG XII 600's extensive printing area and 12 lasers perfectly align with GKN Aerospace's vision to produce large parts with high productivity. Two systems have been ordered, one to be used with In718 and another for Ti64. This partnership marks a significant step forward in revolutionizing the aerospace industry, offering more reliable and sustainable alternatives to traditional castings and forgings.

"Partnering with Nikon SLM Solutions is a key milestone in our journey to create better, more sustainable aerospace products," stated Martin Thordén, VP of Permanova, the newly formed business unit for material solutions within GKN Aerospace. "This collaboration provides us access to cutting-edge additive manufacturing capabilities necessary to propel us towards our net zero ambition."

"Nikon SLM Solutions is honoured to join forces with GKN Aerospace. Integrating our NXG XII 600 system symbolizes the future of aerospace, driven by leading-edge technology. As we step into this pivotal phase, our joint capabilities will undoubtedly set new benchmarks in aerospace manufacturing." - Sam O'Leary, CEO of Nikon SLM Solutions.

GKN Aerospace is a world-leading aerospace supplier with 38 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries, catering to over 90% of global aircraft and engine manufacturers. It has been a leader in additive manufacturing technology for more than two decades, reflecting its dedication to sustainability and innovation in the aerospace industry.

For more information about GKN Aerospace and Permanova, visit GKN Aerospace's website.

About GKN Aerospace
GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. As a global company serving the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, GKN Aerospace develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies– for use in aircraft ranging from helicopters and business jets to the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world. Lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, innovative engine systems and smart transparencies help to reduce emissions and weight on the aircraft and enhance passenger comfort. GKN Aerospace is market leading in aerostructures, engine systems, transparencies and wiring systems and operates in 15 countries at 51 manufacturing locations employing approximately 17,000 people.

About Nikon SLM Solutions
Nikon SLM Solutions AG is a global provider of integrated metal additive manufacturing solutions. Leading the industry since its inception, it continues to drive the future of metal AM in every major industry with its customers' long-term success at its core. Nikon SLM Solutions is home to the world's fastest metal additive manufacturing machines boasting up to 12 lasers and enabling build rates of up to 1000ccm/h. With a portfolio of systems to suit every customer's needs, along with its team of experts closely collaborating at every stage of the process, Nikon SLM Solutions leads the way on return on investment with maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Nikon SLM Solutions believes that additive manufacturing is the future of manufacturing and has the desire and capability to take its customers there – right now.

Nikon SLM Solutions AG is a Company headquartered in Germany, with offices in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.

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Emitter: Nikon SLM Solutions AG
Estlandring 4
23560 Lübeck
Contact Person: Jacob Sreekumaran
Phone: +49 451 4060 3122
ISIN(s): DE000A111338 (Share)
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