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. Featuring a 500 x 280 x 365 mm (19.7 x 11 x 14 in) build chamber and configurable with two or four overlapping lasers with 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. Quad laser optics can increase build rates by 90% over twin laser configurations. Gas flow is essential to removing soot from the process chamber, especially for long-duration builds and the optimized gas flow on all systems produces complex components with the highest density and top surface quality.

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. Cooling and removal of excess powder takes place inside the part removal station (PRS), so that the next build process can begin immediately. Comprehensive process monitoring modules are available to ensure transparency and traceability.  

Selective laser melting allows you to achieve greater component quality in the high-volume production of complex geometries produced with metal additive manufacturing. 

 

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 recoating
  • Adapter for higher platform temperatures
  • Open software architecture & system parameters
  • Optimized laminated gas flow and recirculation

Technical Specifications

Build Envelope Volume (x/y/z) 500 x 280 x 365 mm 
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 Rate 171 ccm/h 700W Quad
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, 5.0-7.0 L/min
Inert Gas Consumption Purging Ar/N₂, 70 L/min
E-Connection / Consumption 400 Volt 3NPE, 64 A, 50/60 Hz, 8 – 10 kW
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 mm (incl. PRS & PSV)
Weight 2400 kg without powder
3100 kg with powder

 

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