Overview

Med­ical de­vice man­u­fac­tur­ers are in­creas­ingly adopt­ing Se­lec­tive Laser Melt­ing tech­nol­ogy for the pro­duc­tion of a wide range of med­ical and den­tal parts. Additive manufacturing is being implemented in both the pro­duc­tion of func­tional pro­to­types and se­r­ial pro­duc­tion of sur­gi­cal im­plants, in­stru­ments and equip­ment com­po­nents, as well as mass cus­tomiza­tion, i.e. the pro­duc­tion of pa­tient-spe­cific im­plants and pros­the­ses on a large scale.

The ben­e­fits of Se­lec­tive Laser Melt­ing as a state-of-the-art pro­duc­tion tech­nique in­clude the abil­ity to build com­plex geome­tries, pro­duc­tiv­ity and cost ad­van­tages, and the in­te­gra­tion of func­tional as­pects such as porous struc­tures integrated into a sur­gi­cal im­plant for en­hanced os­seoin­te­gra­tion and re­duced stress shield­ing.

When it comes to pro­duc­tiv­ity, SLM So­lu­tions of­fers best-in-class sys­tems. The flag­ship mid-size SLM 280 2.0 Se­lec­tive Laser Melt­ing sys­tem can be equipped with a twin laser con­fig­u­ra­tion (2x 400W or 2x 700W) and features a bi-di­rec­tional power recoater for in­creased build rates. The unique gas flow sys­tem en­sures con­sis­tent builds while minimizing vari­a­tion in part den­sity and me­chan­i­cal prop­er­ties. The SLM 280 features large 280 x 280 mm build en­ve­lope. The patented tech­nol­ogy in the laser over­lap area en­sures that up to two lasers can work si­mul­ta­ne­ously on one com­po­nent, thereby dras­ti­cally re­duc­ing con­struc­tion time for large parts.

The com­pact SLM 125 is equipped with a sin­gle 400W laser, a bi-di­rec­tional recoater and a class-leading 125 x 125 mm build en­ve­lope, achiev­ing best-in-class build rates. Our stan­dard SLM 125 con­fig­u­ra­tion safely and ef­fec­tively han­dles both re­ac­tive and non-re­ac­tive metal pow­ders. SLM Solutions offers a wide range of qual­i­fied metal pow­ders for selective laser melting, in­clud­ing pure ti­ta­nium, ti­ta­nium al­loys, cobalt-chrome al­loys and stain­less steels.

A range of qual­ity mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems, in­clud­ing sen­sors and a Layer Control System (LCS)  have been de­signed to en­sure process re­peata­bil­ity, doc­u­men­ta­tion and qual­ity con­trol. Fur­ther­more, all Se­lec­tive Laser Melt­ing sys­tems have been equipped with a closed-loop pow­der han­dling sys­tem to en­sure a max­i­mum of safety dur­ing op­er­a­tion.

Thanks to pro­fes­sional ap­pli­ca­tion sup­port from SLM So­lu­tions, cus­tomized SLM com­po­nents are sup­ported from pro­to­type de­vel­op­ment all the way to mass pro­duc­tion.

How can the SLM So­lu­tions team sup­port your pro­ject?

Key benefits

  • Freedom of design to create complex, unique structures intended for function
  • 3D process allows for faster, cost-efficient production of customized parts
  • Print in bio-compatible materials, such as Titanium, with minimized material waste
  • Unique stemmed designs for osseointegration
  • Porous structures for reduced stress shielding
  • Quality monitoring systems to ensure process repeatability and documentation

SLM for Your Medical Application?

SLM for Your Medical Application?

Contact Us
Finance Your Selective Laser Melting System

Finance Your Selective Laser Melting System

Flexible Payment Options
Metal 3D Printing Medical Devices Webinar

Metal 3D Printing Medical Devices Webinar

Register for June 20th Webinar