SLM Solutions Expands Asia Business
SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck, Germany, provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (3-D printing technology), is significantly expanding its sales and service network, as well as its research and development activities, in Singapore.
Firstly, with SLM Solutions Singapore Pte. Ltd., SLM Solutions is opening a new sales branch in strategically important Singapore. This branch, which is located in Singapore's German Center, is going to be opened on September 1, 2014, and allows SLM Solutions to considerably expand its business in Asia. Along with sales, this company is focusing on establishing the sales and dealer network in neighbouring countries. Secondly, in May 2014 SLM Solutions assigned a cooperation agreement worth EUR 3 million with Singapore's Nanyang Technical University (NTU). This agreement has given birth to the newly created NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre, which concentrates on deploying 3D printing technologies in the biomedicine area, although it will also research new materials and technologies for the aerospace and energy sectors. The Singapore Ministry of Finance is supporting the project.
Addition to the Management Board
SLM Solutions is expanding its Management Board to include industry expert Henner Schöneborn, previously Executive Vice President at SLM Solutions. Schöneborn is regarded as a pioneer of selective laser melting technology, and will now be responsible for the "Corporate Development and Innovation" area on the Management Board.
Henner Schöneborn has worked for SLM Solutions and its predecessor companies since 1993. He has almost three decades of industry experience, as well as proven expertise in the area of metal-based additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies. Before moving to SLM Solutions, he was product manager at Stuttgart-based machine tool manufacturing company Hahn & Kolb, among other roles. As the third Management Board member of SLM Solutions Group AG, Schöneborn will be responsible in future for the area of corporate development and innovation.
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