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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.”


Eastman Machine Company

Eastman Machine Company is a cutting machine manufacturer, providing custom engineered solutions and innovative technologies for a variety of industries. Eastman offers the industry’s widest range of classic, hand-held and manually-operated fabric cutting machines; as well as a comprehensive line of fully automated, computerized cutting and plotting systems. Manufactured with the highest quality materials, built to precise specifications, and subject to rigorous testing, Eastman’s line of cutting systems have been setting the standard for over a century. Matched to specific customer needs, Eastman has a solution for virtually every cutting requirement. Our promise to craft reliable, quality, American-made solutions means that your Eastman product is guaranteed to perform and ensure your production requirements are realized. You’re partnering with a team dedicated to your productivity and performance.