Concurrent Technologies Taps SLM Solutions to Help Build World’s Largest Metal-AM Machine

September 26, 2022

Concurrent Technologies Corp. (CTC) recently was awarded a $5.2 million U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract that involves building the world’s largest metal-additive manufacturing (AM) machine. CTC is working with subcontractor SLM Solutions NA, Inc. (U.S. office) to build the metal 3D printer, which features an extended 1.5-meter build envelope in the Z axis. The project’s intent: Overcome the limits of current AM equipment to build longer parts for critical defense applications. 

“We are excited to play a role in this ground-breaking AM advancement,” says Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC president and CEO of the AFRL project. “The technical work we are performing for this project includes elements of CTC’s full-service portfolio of AM capabilities including design, testing, post processing, machining and qualification.” 

Says Sam O’Leary, SLM Solutions CEO: “Partnering with CTC will help us achieve the goal to create a new AM capability. We look forward to collaborating on an AM machine that will work much faster than existing equipment and feature the largest build envelope in the industry by far.” 

 

See also: Concurrent Technologies Corporation, SLM Solutions NA, Inc.

Technologies: Powder-Bed Systems

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