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SLM Solutions: Additive Manufacturing Technology in South Africa

SLM Solutions expands dealer network in Africa

(PresseBox) (Lübeck, ) The SLM Solutions Group AG is expanding its dealer network with an agency in South Africa. The company Metal Heart, Additive Technology Africa, is taking responsibility for providing advice about and selling SLM technology in southern Africa.

SLM Solutions has announced the successful expansion of its dealer network in Africa and collaboration with Metal Heart, Additive Technology Africa. The company with headquarters in Roodepoort, South Africa, has been working intensively with SLM technology since 2014. Metal Heart provides interested parties in southern Africa with comprehensive advice about additive manufacturing with SLM machines as well as the complete portfolio of SLM Solutions. Metal Heart is already serving the local market with an SLM 280 for orders from different sectors and industries.

"We are pleased that we have been able to expand our dealer network to the African market. We are constantly looking for new possibilities to create added value for our customers and enhance on-site consulting by competent partners. Collaboration with Metal Heart, Additive Technology Africa, brings us a step forward," Stefan Ritt stated, Vice President and Head of Global Marketing and Communications at SLM Solutions Group AG. "We find the performance and vision of Metal Heart to be very convincing. It is our pleasure to have this reliable company at our side as a partner in our dealer network now."

SLM Solutions was looking for a partner that can provide extensive advice and the best service to the many companies interested in additive manufacturing technology in southern Africa,” according to Gerrie Lombaard, Executive Director of Metal Heart, Additive Technology Africa. "We are delighted that our current and prospective customers can now benefit from the advantages of additive manufacturing processes in their production process in South Africa. We place great value on comprehensive consulting. We combine our knowledge of the sector with our expertise in SLM technology. As a result, new solutions will be implemented in Africa that were inconceivable until recently.”

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SLM Solutions Group AG, headquartered in Luebeck, Germany, is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (also commonly referred to as "3D printing"). The company's shares are traded on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sales of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 340 members of staff in Germany, the USA, Singapore, Russia and China. The products are utilised worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries. SLM Solutions stands for technologically advanced, innovative and highly efficient integrated system solutions.