At Formnext, in Frankfurt, Germany, Divergent displayed its revolutionary 3D printed suspension and chassis structure – or the front quarter of Divergent’s functional hyper-car that successfully endured 450,000 kilometers of simulated road conditions! One of the latest projects involving SLM Solutions, Divergent utilised the SLM®800, SLM®500 and the SLM®280 to produce the fabricated parts that both are lightweight and engineered for high performance, never before possible using conventional production methods.

A strategic partnership between SLM Solutions and Divergent is now being expanded to speed up development and commercialization of the next generation machines, creating a multi-laser machine that offers all the benefits of SLM’s 3D technology aimed at improving manufacturing automotive components and aerospace parts at a faster pace. To begin, Divergent will purchase 5 pre-production machines from SLM to use for system testing and ‘bullet proofing’ in their facilities in Los Angles, California.

According to the press release issued by SLM Solutions Group AG, Divergent’s initial factory deployment will require at least 20 next generation production machines when commercially available. Already in 2020, Divergent plans to begin series production of safety-critical structures for OEM customers in both the US and Europe, followed by a rollout of advanced manufacturing facilities.

“The next generation machine resulting from this partnership achieves cost productivity enabling a broad use of metal additive manufacturing for true series production,” confirmed Meddah Hadjar, CEO of SLM Solutions.

Raymax Applications

Posted by Raymax Applications, Australian distributor and point of contact for SLM Solutions

Raymax Applications Pty Ltd is the distributor of SLM Solutions laser systems along with Laserline, SPI Lasers, BeAM Machines, Linx Lasers, Foba, Klohe and a range of laser parts and monitoring equipment from Ophir. We provide professional advice, service and support by engineers and physicists.

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