The SLM 500 features
A bigger build volume: the machine provides a build chamber of 500 x 280 x 365 mm.
A higher build rate: the machine provides a unique quadri beam technology. Until four lasers can be operated synchronized or independently.
Less manual work: to counteract the increased volumes and weights, the transport of metal powder is done by a continuous conveying system.
The system uses, by default, the rapid-prototyping software Magics AutoFab in order to read in a variety of CAD formats and STL data or slice data for configuring the process- and component-specific parameters. In addition, an extensive monitoring and quality assurance system enables optimal control of the operation.