SLM® 280 PS

Featuring multiple lasers, closed-loop powder handling and upgraded process control ideal for demanding applications requiring high productivity.

SLM 280 machine
  • 280 x 280 x 365 mm build envelope 
  • Multi-laser (twin)
  • Dedicated material
  • Automated powder handling
  • Permanent filter

With a build plate 25% larger than standard mid-sized machines to fit more parts per build, the SLM®280 Production Series is a high-power, multi-laser machine designed for production oriented additive manufacturing. The SLM®280 Production Series utilises SLM’s patented multi-laser scan strategy to minimise soot interference, alter layer stitching and deliver results with the same density and mechanical properties as single-laser builds.

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 Dual (1x 700 W and 1x 1000 W) IPG fiber laser
Build Rate: up to 113 cm³/h (Twin 700 W)
Variable Layer Thickness: 20 µm - 90 µm (more upon request)
Minimum Feature Size: 150 µm
Beam: 80 µm - 115 µm
Maximum Scan Speed: 10 m/s
Average Inert Gas Consumption in Process: 13 l/min (argon)
Average Inert Gas Consumption Purging: 160 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], 60 l/min @ 6 bar
Dimensions (L x W x H): Dimensions (L x W x H): 4150 mm x 1200 mm x 2525 mm (includes PSV)
Weight: 1700 kg dry 2600 kg with powder

SLM Solutions
Case Study

Monolithic Thrust Chamber – Cell Core GmbH

Machine: SLM® 280
Material: IN718
Layer thickness: 30µm
Build time: 3d 5h 25m (Maximised Build Chamber, 1 Unit)

Directly integrating multiple parts and internal features, the monolithic thrust chamber has improved functional cooling due to an innovative lattice structure. This also increases stability. This highly efficient process reduces individual process steps, combining multiple parts into one component and decreasing production time from months to days.


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