SLM Solutions Group AG (‘SLM’) is a German manufacturer of metal-based additive manufacturing systems, commonly known as 3D printers. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Lübeck, Germany.
SLM specializes and is one of the originators of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology, which uses a high-powered laser to selectively melt and fuse layers of metal powder, creating a solid object layer by layer. The company’s machines are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy.
SLM Solutions has approximately 650 employees and a global network of sales and service partners. The company’s products are sold in more than 50 countries around the world.
In terms of financial performance, SLM Solutions went public in 2014 and experienced rapid growth in the following years. In FY 2022, SLM took in orders totalling €87.9 m, an increase of 25% compared to FY 2021. Against the backdrop of several global and macroeconomic headwinds, this performance is said to highlight the strength of the value proposition provided to customers.
With revenues of €106 million, SLM has outperformed for the third consecutive year, while further continuously improved its operational profitability. In the middle of 2022, SLM also joined forces with Nikon which will further strengthen its ability to stay at the forefront of metal Additive Manufacturing and innovation and deliver superior products and solutions to its customers.
SLM strives to stay at the forefront of innovation in the industry, and is often regarded as a leading player in the rapidly growing additive manufacturing industry, with a strong focus on innovation and a global presence.