The universally usable machine with high productivity from SLM Solutions is perfectly suited for series production of complex build parts and is specifically designed for use in the production environment. It serves as the flagship AM system for high volume metal additive manufacturing. The SLM 500 offers fully automated powder management. The next build can be started immediately using an additional build cylinder, reducing turnaround time.
The SLM 500, a high-performance machine
The Selective Laser Melting, SLM 500 machine provides a large build envelope of 500 x 280 x 365 mm and uses the manufacturer’s patented multi-beam technology. In this high-performance machine, four fiber lasers (4x 400W or 4x 700W) are in action simultaneously, increasing the build-up rate by up to 90 % compared with the twin configuration (2x 400W or 2x 700W).
The SLM 500’s patented closed-loop transport of metal powder increases operator safety and eliminates time-consuming manual fills and powder handling. Cooling and removal of excess powder takes place inside the part removal station (PRS), so that the next build process can begin immediately.