SLM® 500

The first quad-laser metal system on the market, SLM®500 can integrate lasers independently or in parallel to increase build rates by 90% over twin laser configurations.

500 x 280 x 365 mm build envelope
Multi-laser (twin or quad)
Dedicated material
Automated powder handling
Turnkey system includes part removal station

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Selective Laser Melting for Serial Production
Increased productivity is crucial for production-oriented machines, and the SLM®500 is available with two or four lasers operating independently or in parallel. With 400W and 700W lasers available, users have the choice of laser power matched to their material, with the option of increased power to build in thicker layers for further productivity gains. The machine provides a laser overlap strategy for efficient processing. Testing proves comparable density and mechanical property results in overlap and single-laser scan areas.

Permanent Filter Improves Uptime and Reduces Costs
The permanent filter module traps process soot in a sintered plate filter that is purged with gas. The waste material is coated with an inhibitor and stored in a bin for dry disposal, while clean gas returns to the process chamber, stabilizing gas flow to ensure part quality throughout long builds without interruption. The elimination of consumable filter cartridges increases safety while improving machine uptime and reducing costs. Operators no longer need to flood filters and waste management is simplified as controlled diffusion renders a standard dry material for disposal.

Closed-Loop Powder Handling
Paired with the Powder Supply Vacuum (PSV), the SLM®500 protects the operator from exposed powder and keeps material under an inert gas atmosphere throughout the powder-handling process. Our 90l tank makes pre-loading easy and paired with the sieves and transportation to the machine, is crucial for a safe closed loop powder process. Best in pair with the Part Removal Station (PRS).

The best performing, most efficient system in its class, the SLM®500 is designed to ensure operator safety and lower overall operational costs. Machine operator and powder are separated through a closed-loop powder handling strategy that includes an automated powder sieve and supply. Designed for serial production, exchangeable build cylinder enables shortest possible fire to fire times reducing downtimes of the machine to a minimum. The patented multi-laser overlap strategy ensures consistent material quality.

Build Envelope (L x W x H) 500 x 280 x 365 mm
19.7 x 11 x 14 in
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)
3D Optics Configuration: Twin (2x 400 W or 2x 700 W) IPG fiber laser
Quad (4x 400 W or 4x 700 W) IPG fiber laser
Build Rate: up to 171 cm³/h
Variable Layer Thickness: 20 µm - 90 µm, more available on request
Minimum Feature Size: 150 µm
Beam Focus Diameter: 80 µm - 115 µm
Maximum Scan Speed: 10 m/s
Average Inert Gas Consumption in Process: 16 l/min (argon)
Average Inert Gas Consumption Purging: 250 l/min (argon)
E-Connection / Power Input: 400 Volt 3NPE, 64 A, 50/60 Hz, 8-10 kW
Compressed Air Requirement / Consumption: ISO 8573-1:2010 [1:4:1], 6 bar
Dimensions (L x W x H): 5200 x 2800 x 2700 mm
6080 x 2530 x 2620 mm (incl. PSV & PRS)
Weight: 2400 kg excl. powder

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