SLM Solutions NA Inc  

48561 Alpha Dr Ste 300
Wixom,  MI  48393-3458

United States
248-243-5400
  • Booth: 2129

SLM Solutions is an integrated solutions provider and metal additive manufacturing partner. The company takes a vested interest in customers’ long-term success with metal additive manufacturing. Robust Selective Laser Melting® machines optimize fast, reliable and cost-efficient part production and SLM Solutions’ experts work with customers at each stage of the process to provide support and knowledge-sharing that elevate use of the technology and ensure their return on investment is maximized. A publicly traded company, SLM Solutions Group AG is headquartered in Germany with offices in France, Italy, the United States, Singapore, Russia, India and China.


 Products

  • SLM®280 Production Series
    The SLM®280 Selective Laser Melting machine provides a 280 x 280 x 365 mm process chamber. This third-generation system focuses on increased robustness and consistent performance including multi-beam laser technology optimized for production....

  • The SLM®280 Selective Laser Melting machine provides a 280 x 280 x 365 mm process chamber. This third-generation system focuses on increased robustness and consistent performance including multi-beam laser technology optimized for production. 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.

    Lasers
    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. Multi-laser systems can achieve build rates 80% faster than single laser machines. SLM®280 Production Series available laser configurations:

    • Single (1x 400 W or 1x 700 W),
    • Dual (1x 700 W and 1x 1000 W)
    • Twin (2x 400 W or 2x 700 W)

    Bi-Directional Recoating
    The patented bi-directional powder recoating decreases manufacturing time further by reducing the number of passes required to lay fresh powder during a build.

    Gasflow
    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.

    Open System
    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 modulesare available on single and multi-laser systems to monitor builds and aid in process transparency and documentation.

    PSV Powder Supply Unit
    The PSV features a 90-liter tank sufficient for any production process and eliminates the need to fill powder via individual powder bottles. An integrated ultrasonic sieve processes the powder just before feeding it to the machine, ensuring no oversized particles or foreign objects find their way into the SLM® process. The transport of powder between the PSV and the SLM® machine is fully automatic and carried out via vacuum technology.​

    The PSV uses three independent routes to convey powder. In addition to supplying freshly sieved metal powder to the SLM® machine, a second route returns the excess powder from the overflows back to the sieve. The third conveying route uses a manual suction device in the process chamber to remove the excess metal powder after a build and conveys it directly back to the PSV. Powder transport, sieving and storage is contained within a closed-loop, inert gas atmosphere. Moreover, the powder is transported via steel pipes to ensure uncontaminated powder quality. Contactless powder handling ensures maximum operator safety.

    Permanent Filter Module
    The SLM®280 Production Series is equipped with a safe Permanent Filter Module. This solution not only maintains a clean process chamber, but increases filter life, eliminates the need for complicated filter cartridge changing and decreases the long term cost of ownership by eliminating the need to purchase replaceable filters. The Permanent Filter Module results in consistent process conditions that ensure optimal build quality.

  • SLM®500
    The SLM®500 is built to ensure operator safety and lower overall operational costs. As the first quad-laser metal AM system on the market, the SLM®500 serves as the flagship metal 3D printer for high volume metal additive manufacturing....

  • The SLM®500 is built to ensure operator safety and lower overall operational costs. As the first quad-laser metal AM system on the market, the SLM®500 serves as the flagship metal 3D printer for high volume metal additive manufacturing. Featuring a 500 x 280 x 365 mm (19.7 x 11 x 14 in) build chamber , the SLM 500 offers a system tailored to best meet your specific industrial metal 3D printing requirements including a build chamber handling device and powder removal station (PRS).

    Open System
    The integrated SLM Build Processor and open software architecture offer the freedom of controlling system parameters to optimize and meet strict production needs.

    Lasers
    Quad laser optics can increase build rates by 90% over twin laser configurations. The SLM®500 is configurable with two or four overlapping lasers with power ratings from 800 to a full 2800 Watts. Available configurations include:

    • 4x 400W
    • 4x 700W

    Gas Flow
    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.

    PSV Powder Handling
    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.

    PRS Part Removal Station
    The finished build cylinder is transported out of the system where cooling and removal of excess powder takes place inside the Part Removal Station (PRS). This useful component of the machine is optimally suited for batch production, and serves for removing the excess powder from the build cylinder and the manufactured parts. Based on the unloading position, the construction cylinder is removed with the handling device, transferred to the PRS where 
    the created metal parts can be ergonomically released from excess powder without any skin contact thanks to the integrated gas-tight gloves. The PRS allows the next build process to immediately begin so your machine is continuously producing. 

    Quality Assurance
    Comprehensive process monitoring modules are available to ensure transparency and traceability.  

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