SLM’s partnership with Divergent 3D

SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology, enters a strategic partnership with Divergent 3D, the well-known enterprise of new vehicle structures. Both partners work closely to develop specific hardware and software for cost-effective, high-volume production of vehicles.

Divergent 3D has invented the proprietary Divergent Manufacturing Platform™, which radically transforms the economics and environmental impact of designing and manufacturing complex structures such as cars.

SLM Solutions Group AG will work closely with Divergent to develop specific hardware and software that will enable scaling of the patented Divergent Manufacturing Platform™ to high-volume production of vehicle structures with the aim to build lighter, structurally safe, more cost-efficient and environmentally responsible vehicles. This relationship will strongly accelerate the commercial development of each companies’ technologies and revenue growth.

Additive manufacturing has long been used throughout the auto industry for small-scale pilot programs focused on developing individual 3D-printed components for production. Divergent 3D and SLM Solutions will transform the process of designing and manufacturing overall vehicle structures.