SAM|XL and Eastman Machine Company Announce Technology Partnership

Updated: Jul 7

Press Release

Eastman Machine Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of cutting machines and solutions, is the newest technology partner to Smart Advanced Manufacturing XL (SAM|XL), a prestigious European research centre.


SAM|XL, is a collaborative research centre at the TU Delft Campus set up as a non-profit foundation with an innovation community. The mission of SAM|XL is to develop, demonstrate, and de-risk smart manufacturing solutions for and with the low-volume high-variation manufacturing sector.

As a technology partner, Eastman will work alongside SAM|XL to develop and test advanced communication protocol for integrating pick & place robots with its automated cutting machinery. The first project set to take place with Eastman’s S125 Static Table in this collaborative environment will be an automated lay-up project with GKN Fokker, the leading Dutch aerospace company.


“We are proud to be one of the latest technology partners to SAM|XL,” says Elizabeth McGruder, Eastman VP of European Sales and Marketing. “Being able to share resources and collaborate with the innovators at SAM|XL is an exciting advancement for Eastman in the composites industry.”



This press release was published June 4, 2021. Eastman Machine Company is a SPESA member.


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