SLM 500 Overview

As the flagship additive manufacturing system for high volume metal additive manufacturing, the SLM 500 is built to ensure operator safety and lower overall operational costs. Likewise, the integrated SLM Build Processor and open software architecture offer the freedom of controlling system parameters to optimize and meet strict production needs. Configurable with two or four overlapping lasers and power ratings from 800 to a full 2800 Watts, the SLM 500 offers a system tailored to best meet your specific industrial metal 3D printing requirements.

The SLM 500’s patented closed-loop transport of metal powder increases operator safety and eliminates time-consuming manual fills and powder handling. To further reduce ancillary times, the automatic powder sieving procedure does not interfere with the parallel-running build process. The finished build cylinder is transported out of the system and the cooling process takes place inside the unpacking unit, so that the next build process can begin immediately.

If you need high volume production of metal parts with complex geometries, selective laser melting will allow you to achieve greater component quality and powder layer control performance. An option to add an Automated Layer Control System is also available to detect and correct powder preparation and execution after each cycle—exercising optimal quality control in your high volume metal additive manufacturing production.

 

SLM 500 Benefits

  • Twin 400W or 700W Fiber Lasers
  • Option to add two additional lasers for quad laser processing
  • Integrate lasers independently or in parallel
  • Lower production cost for high volume metal parts with material saving and efficient closed-loop powder handling
  • Increase build speeds with patented bi-directional loader
  • Adapter for higher platform temperatures
  • Open software architecture & system parameters
  • Optimized laminated gas flow and recirculation

SLM 500 Technical Specifications

Build Envelope Volume (x/y/z) 500 x 280 x 365 mm reduced by substrate plate 19.7 x 11 x 14 in reduced by substrate plate thickness
IPG Fiber Laser Power Twin 2x 400W or 2x 700W
Quad 4x 400W or 4x 700W
Build Speed  55 ccm/h 400W Twin | 105 ccm/h 400W Quad
Layer Thickness 20 – 75 μm
Min. Scale Line/Wall Thickness 80 – 115 μm
Scan Speed 10 m/s
Inert Gas Consumption in Operation Ar/N₂, 5.0-7.0 L/min
Inert Gas Consumption Venting Ar/N₂, 70 L/min
Compressed Air Requirement ISO 8573-1:2010[1:4:1], 50 L/min @ 6 bar
Dimensions in mm (L x W x H) 5200 x 2800 x 2700 (incl. PRS & PSX)
Weight approx. 2400 kg
E-Connection / Consumption 400 Volt 3NPE, 64 A, 50/60 Hz, 8 – 10 kW

 

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