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SLM Solutions Exec Weighs in on Important AM Market Trends

Brett Brune
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing

What’s up with AM machines this year? At the Aerodef conference, SLM Solutions’ Winthrop Sheldon takes on this and several other market-trend questions. “You’re seeing more multi-laser systems. You’re seeing generally more open systems (in terms of parameter control and material use). And you’re also seeing larger format systems. So there are quite a few new trends that I feel SLM was instrumental in bringing to market. Now the question is can we maintain our position with these technologies—now that more of our competitors have, let’s say, multi-laser systems.”


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