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Trade Mission: Hoedtke and SLM Solutions

On the trade mission to Germany, Canada Makes connected with Hoedtke GmbH & Co. KG. and SLM Solutions.

For over 75 years, Hoedtke have been an innovative service provider in the field of diverse metalworking processes. The group displayed their technologies to Canadian delegates, who arrived to the pleasant surprise of a Canadian flag raised in front of the building (see below).


Canada Makes delegation visiting Hoedtke GmbH & Co. KG in Pinneberg
near Hamburg Germany. Hoedtke CEO Jeachim H. Hoedtke (second from left)

Canada Makes was hosted by the CEO Jeachim H. Hoedtke who demonstrated Hoedtke’s skills with metal manufacturing. The company is a global leader in additive manufacturing, specifically with processes that involve metals.

Next, delegates visited SLM Solutions, who are experiencing rapid growth and expanding their operations.

SLM Solutions during Canadian trade mission to Germany

SLM Solutions showroom in Lübeck near Hamburg Germany

About SLM Solutions

SLM Solutions, one of the pioneers in the sector of Rapid Manufacturing Systems, headquartered in Lübeck, Northern Germany, serves customers in the fields of Vacuum Casting and Metal Casting and has a multi-decade history and track record of innovation, taking into account its predecessor companies. During the last years, SLM Solutions focused on the selective laser melting technology.

About Hoedtke GmbH & Co. KG.

As engineering office and production plant, Hoedtke metal and laser technology has specialized in the handling and processing of metallic materials. For different industries, Hoedtke designs and develops parts, components and systems all the way to large- scale production. This includes also the qualification of manufacturing processes and the production of prototypes. Hoedtke has special expertise in various manufacturing techniques, in particular the laser technology, vacuum technology, and surface finishing.

About Canada Makes

Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing in Canada. The network covers a broad range of additive manufacturing technologies including; 3D printing, reverse engineering 3D imaging, medical implants and replacement human tissue, metallic 3D printing, printable electronics, 3D printing with electronics embedded, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and more.