SLM buys Portuguese AM specialist

SLM Solutions has acquired Adira AddCreative, a Portuguese company which specializes in large laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D printers.

According to the company, Adira’s additive manufacturing (AM) machines are based on moveable process head technology invented by Fraunhofer ILT and can support up to 12 lasers operating on a 1m by 1m build platform.

"Integrating this advanced technology into our portfolio helps complete our offering, bridging the gap between our current systems and our future large-scale AM system.” said Sam O'Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions.