Multiple Lasers for Demanding ApplicationsSLM 280 2.0 Selective Laser Melting System
Ideal for Volume Production and Large Prototype Applications


  • Faster than the competition with twin-laser configurations
  • Patented bi-directional powder re-coating
  • Built-in 400W fiber laser technology, or upgrade to 700W for more laser power
  • Multiple laser solutions with 400W, 700W or 1000W

LOWER OPERATIONAL COSTS, SAFE HANDLING280 Selective Laser Melting Build Chamber

  • 2+1 filter configuration lengthens filter life
  • Closed-loop powder handling
  • Open system architecture for materials and parameters
  • Upgraded process control
  • Optimized gas flow and re-circulation

Fast, safe metal 3D printing with 23% greater build volume

Ideal for medium to high volume metal part Metal 3D Printing Filtrationproduction and prototypes, the next generation SLM 280 2.0 Selective Laser Melting System, introduced at Formnext, offers a 280 x 280 x 365 mm build envelope with an improved laser beam profile and the highest laser power offered in its class. The integrated SLM Build Processor and open software architecture offers the freedom of controlling system parameters to run standard builds or optimize to meet strict production needs and gain a competitive advantage.

The complete process is performed in a closed-loop powder handling and inert gas atmosphere. The updated gas circulation ensures efficient removal of soot from the build chamber for precision and optimal use of the full laser power. The high-efficiency filter system extends filter life with two main filters in parallel operation and a fine particle filter to further remove soot from the build atmosphere. The filter housing unit is also reusable and can be set-up with recyclable filter cartridges that help to reduce your overall operational costs. In addition, the patented bi-directional powder coating helps reduce the manufacturing time by depositing a new layer of powder in both directions without having to return to a “home” position.

As an open system, The SLM 280 2.0 allows the use of materials from any supplier. Operating parameters are easily tested and developed, simplifying the task of material development. A build volume reduction option allows users to process minimizeMetal 3D Printing Powder Bed powder usage, especially for research and development applications. Stainless steel, cobalt-chrome, nickel alloys, aluminum, and titanium, to name a few, can all be processed on SLM Solutions selective laser melting systems.

Achieve greater component quality for complex, delicate, yet fast part builds. SLM 280 2.0 systems regularly achieve 80% higher build rates than competitive offerings; accomplished by proper laser configuration and SLM Solutions’ bi-directional powder recoating. Individual developments on the SLM 280 metal 3D printer can be transferred for the production of other machines in SLM series, such as the SLM®500.

Additional Information:
Powder Sieving Stations for SLM Systems  ·   Process Monitoring Modules  ·  Financing

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SLM 280 2.0 System Updates                                      Courtesy of Forecast 3D                                              Courtesy of Imperial Machine & Tool Co. 


Download the SLM 280 Brochure







Build Envelope Volume in mm (x/y/z) 280 x 280 x 365 reduced by substrate plate thickness
IPG Fiber Laser Power Single: 400W or 700W
Twin: 2x 400W or 2x 700W
Dual: 1x 700W and 1x 1000W
Build Speed Up to 55 cm3/h
Pract. Layer Thickness 20 – 75 μm
Min. Scale Line / Wall Thickness 150 μm
Operational Beam Focus 80 – 115 μm
Scan Speed 10 m/s
Inert Gas Consumption in Operation Ar/N₂, 2.5 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) 2600 x 1200 x 2700
Weight approx. 1300 kg
E-Connection / Consumption 400 Volt 3NPE, 63 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.5-5.5 KW

Subject to technical changes