While selective laser melting has gained acceptance in demanding production applications, it is also well suited for research and development and process development applications. Systems from SLM Solutions are available with a host of both hardware and software options to aid product and material testing.

Reduce the area of the build chamber to test with minimal amounts of powder, potentially a new material with the open material platform allowing you to source metal powders directly from SLM Solutions or any third party supplier. Open parameters allow complete access to the build properties, and individual build parameters can be applied to each part on a build plate, simplifying process and parameter development. Additionally, a material development module simplifies the testing process with parameter sets and result tracking to allow users to characterize and optimize material properties such as strength, surface finish or build speed.

Explore how metal additive manufacturing from SLM Solutions can enhance your development capabilities.

Key benefits

  • Ability to efficiently test new or expensive powders with minimal usage
  • Open parameter system allows experimentation and refinement of processes
  • Open source powder system runs powders from any supplier
  • Built-in material development module


SLM for Your Research Application?

SLM for Your Research Application?

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