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Chicago, ILSeptember 10 - 15

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the largest industrial manufacturing show in North America. IMTS 2016 hosted 2,407 exhibitors, 115,612 registrants within its 1.37 million sq. ft. of floor space. Visitors attend to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems and see new technology demonstrated.

Join us at the show to see selective laser melting live, a demonstration of our Additive.Intelligence software suite and all the latest innovations from SLM Solutions. We will also be participating in the Additive Manufacturing Conference, co-located with IMTS, as well as presenting in the Smart Manufacturing Hub during the show.

IMTS 2018
September 10-15
Chicago, IL

See Selective Laser Melting Live:

SLM Solutions – Your Metal Additive Manufacturing Partner
Booth 43-2304, West Building

Twin 700W Laser SLM 280 New Design encasing machine, filters and closed-loop                    powder handling into one seamless design
PSV Automatic Powder Sieve
New Machine Control System (MCS)
30″ Titanium Fan Blade 
Software Demos
Metal Powder and Consumables
Service Contracts

See us speak:

3D Printing is Easy – Additive Manufacturing is Hard
Engineers at metal 3D printing manufacturers receive weekly inquiries from potential customers interested in testing the technology. A CAD model and some notes are traded and the team swings into action to assess the viability of producing those parts using Selective Laser Melting Metal 3D Printing Technology. The 3D Printing part is a piece of cake – with the latest machines and software, it takes minutes to arrange parts on a build plate, load a machine with powder and plate, generate a toolpath and hit “Print.” A few hours or days later, out comes the component: 3D Printing is easy! So why does the title of this presentation say that Additive Manufacturing is hard? Join us as we explore the difference between 3D Printing a component and achieving qualified, reliable, repeatable, reproducible, serial production of parts in regulated industries such as aerospace, automotive and medical.  We’ll look at the other technologies involved in the manufacture of typical components, the facilities and infrastructure needed, and the challenges of qualifying components in production.

See it free on the IMTS expo show floor!
Smart Manufacturing Hub, North Hall
Booth 23-6800
Tuesday Sep 11 at 2:30 pm
Wednesday Sep 12 at 11:10 am


Process Monitoring and Control in Metal 3D Printing: How to Tame the Tiger
Selective laser melting (SLM) of engineering metals is currently being evaluated as a manufacturing process by many leading engineering organizations, and is moving into production applications at an increasing pace. When used for prototyping, the quality of the metal parts produced is of lesser importance, and material defects or inconsistencies can be largely tolerated or ignored. When used for manufacturing end-use metal components, the consistency, repeatability, reproducibility, and reliability of the components produced by SLM are of significant importance. This presentation will highlight recent developments in laser power monitoring and melt pool monitoring, and describe how these developments can be used to monitor and document production processes for transparency and repeatability.

IMTS Conference
Room W193-B
Tuesday Sep 11 at 3:15 pm


Identifying Parts for Additive Manufacturing
As metal additive manufacturing (AM) expands to a viable production process, companies are assessing the feasibility of producing parts with Selective Laser Melting. Our application engineering team discusses how to assess what types of parts, features and geometries are best suited to be optimized for AM. Attendees learn how to assess components to take the first steps of implementing a metal AM strategy.

See it free on the IMTS expo show floor!
Smart Manufacturing Hub, North Hall
Booth 23-6800
Thursday Sep 13 at 11:10 am


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