Metal Additive Manufacturing Resources

Welcome to the Metal 3D Printing Resource Center! Whether you call it selective laser melting (SLM), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) or direct metal laser melting (DMLM), discover what’s possible with industrial metal additive manufacturing and see it in action.


White Papers

AddiSLM Metal 3D Printing White papertive technologies continue to expand manufacturing capabilities and incorporating industrial metal 3D printing can help your business obtain a competitive advantage. But where to start? This white paper serves as a guide to introduce the basics of metal additive manufacturing options and focuses on the questions buyers should ask before making an investment – or an expensive mistake! Download 7 Questions Every Manufacturing Professional Must Ask Before Buying a Metal 3D Printing System today!

Metal 3D Printing White PaperMetal 3D printing enables the simple yet rapid creation of complex and intricately shaped parts that were—with such subtractive techniques as milling or drilling, casting and machining methods—previously impossible. As the benefits continue to rapidly evolve, there is a strengthening business case to endorse the implantation as part of a sound corporate strategy. Discover the benefits in this whitepaper The Effect of Additive Manufacturing on the Bottom Line.



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Case Studies

Conformal Cooling with Metal Additive Manufacturing Case StudyConformal Cooling Channels

Tire Mold Segments with Selective Laser Melting Technology

Hydraulic Valve Block for High-Performance

Forge-SLM Hybrid


Metal 3D Printing Podcasts

SLM Solutions’ Technical Director Richard Grylls at RAPID + TCT talks about how OEMs can help a customer quality and certify metal part and how selective laser melting is helping to speed up metal AM. He gives an overview of process monitoring capabilities, as well as emerging applications for SLM’s machines (serial production of components in aircraft, space and automotive applications, for example). Lastly, he explains why SLM has a monthly user group meeting. Managing things as “a lone wolf” is a bad idea, he warns.


Listen to Winthrop Sheldon, Regional Manager for SLM Solutions, discuss the industrial metal additive manufacturing industry with Brett Brune, editor of Smart Manufacturing Magazine, at the AeroDef event in March 2017.



Metal 3D Printed Aerospace Brackets

Geometry Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

Teaming up with solidThinking, SLM Solutions presented this webinar showcasing the power of geometry optimization and the advantages of additive manufacturing. Doug Hedges, President of Sintavia LLC presented a case study using the example of these brackets.

Watch now on demand! 


Brochures for each of our metal additive manufacturing systems are available: SLM 125, SLM 280 and the SLM 500.

Download our metal powder brochure here to discover the variety of metal powders processed on selective laser melting systems.

SLM Solutions in the News

Read more about the activities of SLM Solutions and our customers using selective laser melting for their metal 3D printing needs in our newsroom.


More questions? Attend an event to speak with one of our industry experts one-on-one or contact us now!