SLM Solutions expands dealer network in Africa

SLM Solutions, the German 3D printing hardware manufacturer, has partnered with a South African reseller company as it expands its dealer network.

Metal Heart Additive Technology Africa will distribute the company’s Selective Laser Melting (SLM) platforms across the country and provide advice and support as and when required. The South African outfit has been working intensively with SLM technology since 2014, and will now add the offerings of SLM Solutions to its portfolio. There has already been interest in the SLM 280 systems, with several orders placed from varying industries and sectors. SLM Solutions selected Metal Heart as it pursued a partner who can provide extensive advice to the ‘many interested companies’ in SLM additive manufacturing in South Africa.

“We are pleased that we have been able to expand our dealer network to the African market,” said Stefan Ritt, 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.”

“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,” added Gerrie Lombaard, Executive Director of Metal Heart, Additive Technology 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.”