SLM Solutions is a company based in Germany that specializes in manufacturing industrial 3D metal printing solutions. They are particularly experienced in powder bed laser melting and were among the first suppliers of multi-laser systems on the market, providing users with high-quality and productive printing processes. Their product range includes various industrial machines, such as the SLM®280 2.0, which is a dual-laser, 700-watt metal 3D printer. Among its features, it offers a printing plate that is 25% larger than comparable competitive solutions.

The SLM®280 2.0 Capabilities

The SLM®280 2.0 3D printer has a printing plate that measures 280 x 280 x 365 mm, with a machine size of 2,600 x 1,200 x 2,760 mm and a weight of 1,300 kg. It is an industrial machine that requires a suitable installation room in a safe working environment. The machine is equipped with a bidirectional recoater that allows for a new layer of powder to be applied in both directions without returning to the starting point each time.

Regarding the technical specifications, the SLM®280 2.0 3D printer can be fitted with one or two lasers – with power options of 400 or 700 W. The production rate is 88 cubic centimeters per hour, and the layer thickness can vary from 20 to 75 micrometers. The laser beam has a diameter of between 80 and 115 micrometers. As for gas consumption, you should expect 2.5 liters of argon per minute during the printing process.

The SLM®280 2.0 3D printer can be used with the “Powder Sieving Machine,” which processes the powder safely, taking into account the particle properties. The excess powder is collected in a closed bottle and then sent to the sieving machine before being passed on to the printer, all in a closed and controlled environment to ensure material traceability.