In support of its growth plans in North America, SLM Solutions has developed a strategic sales partnership with Spark & Co., a Canadian machine tool distributor. Spark & Co. will begin selling the SLM Solutions line of highly productive metal additive manufacturing machines to customers in Quebec and Ontario Canada.

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“We are pleased to partner with SLM Solutions to jointly grow the metal additive manufacturing applications in the largest manufacturing market in Canada,” said Guy Bélanger, Vice President of Business Development at Spark & Co.  “Our customers are looking to us, as a manufacturing technology leader, to help guide their strategic path into metal additive manufacturing.  SLM Solutions is recognized as a significant driver in metal AM innovation and their focus on production solutions fits the needs of our market very well.”

“As a supplier of CNC controlled EDM, waterjet, and machining solutions since 2002, Spark & Co. has developed a reputation as a true one stop shop for customers establishing or growing their manufacturing capabilities” stated Mark Hoefing, President of SLM Solutions NA.  “The addition of SLM Solutions machines to their equipment portfolio enhances their ability to support their customer’s manufacturing strategies and gives SLM Solutions a strong commercial partner in this technology focused area of Canada.”

About SLM Solutions

SLM Solutions is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly, and sale of machines and integrated selective laser melting system solutions. SLM Solutions has over 370 employees in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, USA, Singapore, Russia, India and China. The products are utilized worldwide by customers in the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries. SLM Solutions was the first to offer overlapping multi-laser systems and utilizes a patented re-coating system. These features, and the continuous development of selective laser melting products, make SLM Solutions’ systems the most productive powder bed fusion machines on the market. 

About Spark & Co.

As distributors of OMAX and MAXIEM Waterjet cutting systems for over a decade, Spark & Co. has formed a perfect partnership that combines years of Waterjet technology experience and service. Spark & Co. is also the official distributor of MC Machinery® products for Eastern Canada featuring all MC Machinery lines including Mitsubishi EDM, Mitsubishi Laser, Mitsubishi press brakes, consumables and more.