SLM Solutions Group AG provides metal-based additive manufacturing technology services, which commonly used in 3D printing. It focuses on the development assembly and sales of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting, vacuum and metal casting. SLM Solutions Group operates its business through two segments: Selective Laser Melting and Rapid Prototyping. The Selective Laser Melting segment markets and sells metal based additive manufacturing systems and accessories, provides related services, and sells consumables for these systems. The Rapid Prototyping segment assembles and sells vacuum casting systems, metal casting systems as well as related services and consumables for different rapid prototyping uses. The company was founded by Henner SchÃ¶neborn and Hans-Joachim Ihde on November 9, 2011 and is headquarteredin Luebeck, Germany.