SLM® 280 2.0

The second generation SLM® 280 is ideal for medium to high volume metal part production and prototypes.

SLM 280 machine
  • 280 x 280 x 365 mm build envelope 
  • Multi-laser (twin)
  • Efficient material changeover

Multi-laser systems can achieve build rates 80% faster than a single laser, and patented bi-directional powder recoating minimises manufacturing time by reducing the number of passes required to lay fresh powder during a build.

Outfitted with a standard PSM powder sieve, overflow bottles transfer material between sieve and machine reducing operator contact with loose powder. PSM sieves and powder change kits allow users material flexibility while maintaining powder quality in an inert atmosphere.

Technical Specifications

Build Envelope (L x W x H): 280 x 280 x 365 mm | 11 x 11 x 14 in (reduced by substrate plate thickness)
3D Optics Configuration: Single (1x 400 W or 1x 700 W) IPG fiber laser | Twin (2x 400 W or 2x 700 W) IPG fiber laser
Build Rate: 88 cm³/h (400 W Twin)
Variable Layer Thickness: 20 µm - 75 µm
Minimum Feature Size: 150 µm
Beam Focus Diameter: 80 µm - 115 µm
Maximum Scan Speed: 10 m/s
Average Inert Gas Consumption in Process: 2.5 l/min (argon)
Average Inert Gas Consumption Purging: 70 l/min (argon)
E-Connection / Power Input: 400 Volt 3NPE, 63 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.5-5.5 kW
Compressed Air Requirement / Consumption: ISO 8573-1:2010 [1:4:1], 50 l/min @ 6 bar
Dimensions (L x W x H): 2600 mm x 1200 mm x 2760 mm
Weight: 1300 kg dry | 1800 kg with powder

SLM Solutions
Case Study

Motor Housing – Lions Racing Team

Machine: SLM®280 Twin
Material: AlSi10Mg
Layer Thickness: 30µm
Build Time: 20h 1m (Maximised Build Chamber, 4 Units)

The Lions Racing Team additively manufactured a motor housing for an electric race car. The robust aluminium construction improves connection strength while increasing performance in cooling capacity through additive design.

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