Adira, a Portuguese brand developing large developing an additive manufacturing process for large-scale parts, has recently joined SLM Solutions, to continue its expansion on the AM market. The company is also known for press breaks, shears, laser cutting systems and other tailor-made solutions.

SLM Solutions’ acquisition of the technology includes Adira’s Addcreative innovative 3D printing system based on the Fraunhofer ILT moveable process head technology. Capable of supporting up to 12 lasers and operating on a 1m by 1m build platform, the technology perfectly fits into SLM’s existing line-up, positioned between the NXG XII 600 family and the recently announced SLM developed large-scale additive manufacturing (AM) system.

The Adira AddCreative technology brings added flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, making it an attractive option for a wide range of applications in industries such as Aerospace, Energy, and Defence.

Adira’s Addcreative’s team which has played a crucial role in developing the technology and which is based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, will join SLM Solution’s global team to continue their work on advancing additive manufacturing systems.

Miguel Gil Mata, Adira’s Addcreative Chairman and CEO of its parent company said “I’m thrilled to see this innovative technology, in-house invented and nurtured from the very beginning by our team, being integrated into one of the leading players in the 3D printing landscape. This is the best recognition for the breakthroughs we have achieved, and an excellent opportunity for our team and product to further develop within SLM.”

The integration of the Adira AddCreative technology into SLM Solutions’ offering promises not only to strengthen the current capabilities of additive manufacturing but also to unlock future possibilities by combining various technologies.

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