Metal Additive Manufacturing Industrialisation
Increased productivity is crucial for production-oriented machines, and the SLM 500 is available with two or four lasers operating independently and/or in parallel. Optimised gas flow through a patented sintered wall prevents soot disruption of the lasers to ensure consistent, quality results.
Gas Flow that Ensures the Highest Part Quality
The permanent filter module traps process soot in a sintered plate filter that is purged with gas. The waste material is coated with an inhibitor and stored in a bin for dry disposal, while clean gas returns to the process chamber, stabilising gas flow to ensure part quality throughout long builds. The elimination of consumable filter cartridges increases safety while improving machine uptime and reducing costs. Operators no longer need to flood filters and waste management is simplified as controlled diffusion renders a standard dry material for disposal.
Closed Loop Powder Handling Increases Safety and Material Quality
Paired with the Powder Supply Vacuum (PSV), the SLM®500 protects the operator from exposed powder and keeps material under an inert gas atmosphere throughout the powder-handling process. The 90-litre tank makes pre-loading easy and paired with the sieves and transportation to the machine, these are factors crucial for a safe closed-loop powder process. Best when paired with the Part Removal Station (PRS).
Increased productivity is crucial for production-oriented machines, and the SLM®500 is available with two or four lasers operating independently or in parallel. With 400W and 700W lasers available, users have the choice of laser power matched to their material, with the option of increased power to build in thicker layers for further productivity gains.
Optimised gas flow through a patented sintered wall prevents soot disruption of the lasers to ensure consistent, quality results. The SLM®500 is optimised for top-quality components with a focus on repeatability and machine uptime.