US manufacturer MIMO Technik says that it has been able to qualify parts making using additive manufacturing (AM) for aerospace applications.

It next plans to qualify high-strength aluminum alloys for Boeing.

The company used 3D printers from SLM Solutions to help make the parts. Its AM Center, now includes one SLM 125 printer, three SLM 280s, and three SLM 500s.

"SLM Solutions technology enables us to create parts and design processes that are just not possible on any other platform,” said Jonathan Cohen, CEO & co-founder at MIMO Technik. “Their open parameters, open architecture system, and engineering spirit let us refine our processes and create parts to the highest standards in critical systems.”

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