GKN Aerospace Buys Two Nikon SLM Solutions Additive Manufacturing Systems
Nikon SLM Solutions NXG XII 600 printing area and 12 lasers align with GKN Aerospace's vision to make large parts with high productivity, companies say.
September 20, 2023
Nikon SLM Solutions’ NXG XII 600's extensive printing area and 12 lasers 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 step forward for the aerospace industry, offering 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,” says Martin Thordén, vice president 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,” says Sam O'Leary, CEO of Nikon SLM Solutions.
GKN Aerospace is an aerospace supplier with 38 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries, catering to global aircraft and engine manufacturers.
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