The rugged, second-generation SLM-280 selective laser melting system is ideal for medium- to high-volume metal part production and prototyping, offering a patented build envelope of 280 x 280 x 365 mm (reduced based on print substrate thickness) The multi-beam laser technology can use up to two fiber lasers to expose structures through 3D scanning optical fields. The multi-laser system can achieve build speeds that are 80% faster than single-laser technology, and the patented bi-directional powder composite printing process reduces the number of times required to lay new powder during the build process and shortens production time.
Three major features of SLM-280 medium and high volume metal 3D printing
1. Multiple laser technologies
The second-generation SLM-280 mid-to-high-volume metal 3D printer can be equipped with up to two 700W fiber lasers to accelerate the printing process of many metal additive powders.
2. High productivity
Patented bidirectional powder composite printing helps reduce manufacturing time by depositing a new layer of powder in both directions without returning to the “original” position.
3. Material flexibility
The SLM-280 medium to high-volume metal 3D printing is used in conjunction with the PSM powder sifter (manual) to provide material flexibility. Manual screens allow efficient material changeover to suit production while maintaining safety and quality. The spilled powder is collected into sealed bottles, transferred to the PSM manual sifter for processing, and returned to the construction process while maintaining an inert environment and providing traceability.