Ideal for medium to high volume metal additive manufacturing part production and prototypes, the next generation SLM 280 Selective Laser Melting Systems offers a 280 x 280 x 365 mm (11 x 11 x 14 in) build envelope with an improved laser beam profile and the highest laser power offered in its class. With patented multi-beam technology, an SLM 280 metal printer can be equipped with up to two 700W fiber lasers. 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.
Coupled with the PSV powder handling system, 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 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 minimize powder usage, especially for research and development applications. Quality assurance modules are available on single and multi-laser systems to monitor builds and aid in process transparency and documentation.
Achieve greater component quality for complex, delicate, yet fast part builds. SLM 280 systems regularly achieve 80% higher build rates than competitive offerings; accomplished by proper laser configuration and SLM Solutions’ bi-directional powder recoating.
The SLM®280 Selective Laser Melting machine provides a 280 x 280 x 365 mm process chamber and patented multi-beam laser technology optimized for production. During the build process up to two chamber lasers, the optimum amount for mid-range machines, expose the build field via a 3D scan optic. This third-generation system focuses on increased robustness and consistent performance available in several configurations: single (1x 400 W or 1x 700 W), dual (1x 700 W and 1x 1000 W) or twin (2x 400 W or 2x 700 W) optics. Multi-laser systems can achieve build rates 80% faster than single laser machines. In addition, the patented bi-directional powder recoating decreases manufacturing time further by reducing the number of passes required to lay fresh powder during a build. The optimized inert gasflow efficiently removes soot from the build chamber, ensuring excellent process conditions. Flowing through a sintered chamber wall, the enhanced gas flow creates constant conditions at the work surface as well as protecting the beam entry glass from contamination to not hinder the lasers. The efficient inert gas circulation not only creates a clean process environment, but also reduces gas consumption, an important operating cost.
- Faster processing with twin-laser configurations
- Patented bi-directional powder re-coating
- Multiple laser solutions with 400W, 700W or 1000W
- 2+1 filter configuration lengthens filter life
- Safe, closed-loop powder handling
- Open system architecture for materials and parameters
- Upgraded process control
- Optimized gas flow and recirculation
|Build Envelope Volume (x/y/z)||280 x 280 x 365 mm
11 x 11 x 14 in
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)
|IPG Fiber Laser Power||Single: 400W or 700W
Twin: 2x 400W or 2x 700W
|Build Rate||88 ccm/h 400W Twin|
|Layer Thickness||20 – 75 μm|
|Min. Feature Size||150 μm|
|Beam Focus Diameter||80 – 115 μm|
|Scan Speed||10 m/s|
|Inert Gas Consumption in Operation||Ar/N₂, 2.5 L/min|
|Inert Gas Consumption Purging||Ar/N₂, 70 L/min|
|E-Connection / Consumption||400 Volt 3NPE, 63 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.5-5.5 KW|
|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 mm|
|Weight||1300 kg without powder
1800 kg with powder