SLM 125


Small Machine Big Result: The SLM 125 Metal 3D Printer, Selective Laser Melting Technology High Power Laser in a Compact Footprint for Flexible Manufacturing


Compact & Accurate: The highest, safest performance available in its class at a low investment
Compact, precise, high-power metal additive manufacturing for applications requiring little powder volume. The SLM®125 Metal 3D Printer, the smallest machine in the lineup from SLM Solutions, is perfect for a range of users, including rapid prototyping, low-volume manufacturing, serial production, and research projects. Offering a build plate & high-powered laser than other similar-sized machines, the SLM®125 is a flexible manufacturing system to fit users’ specific needs: Metal additive manufacturing beginners can develop processes that scale to larger SLM® systems; research institutes benefit from a material development toolkit and production facilities can run prototype; small series and qualified production components. All selective laser melting powders, including reactive materials, can be processed on the SLM®125 3D Printer

Open system architecture puts selective laser melting users in control


All machines from SLM Solutions allow the use of materials from any supplier. The SLM®125 allows the user to scale their metal additive manufacturing- selective laser melting strategy and can be customized to the needs of the customer. This gives users the freedom to source qualified metal powder from SLM Solutions’ powder division, as well as the flexibility to develop new alloys. The integrated SLM® Build Processor and open software architecture offer the choice of running standard parameters supplied by SLM Solutions or customizing and optimizing parameters to meet their production needs and gain a competitive advantage. Many of the high-end features of SLM Solutions' larger platforms are present in the SLM 125 small 3D Printer machine in the lineup, but it has a smaller footprint. The standard 400W fiber laser is the highest power available on small machines. The substrate plate can be pre-heated to up to 200°C in order to replicate production settings with up to 80% less metal powder than other systems.





Applications & Materials remains same


Tooling Inserts 

Tooling inserts with conformal cooling improved process optimization and product quality while shortening cooling and cycle times. Due to equal surface cooling, SLM® technology produces fewer defective parts that must be scrapped. For testing the best flow and thermal conductivity, six different channel profiles can be created.


Maxillofacial Implants

Based on the patient's CT-scan images, these maxillofacial implants are created and produced specifically for the patient's anatomy. They make surgery more effective, restoring both functionality and appearance. Compared to conventional CNC-milling methods, the production of patient-matched and customized CMF implants by selective laser melting is more effective and affordable.


Dental Prosthetics

Common dental applications of selective laser melting include dental crowns and bridges for PFM prostheses and removable partial denture frameworks for acrylic prostheses. Although the designs for these dental prostheses are patient-specific, one SLM® build can print multiple patients' customized geometries at once. Compared to conventional casting and milling methods, metal additive manufacturing technique- selective laser melting produces less material waste and is more cost-effective.

SLM 125 System Specifications


System Size                            1400 mm x 900 mm x 2460 mm


System Weight                        700 kg dry
750 kg with powder


Maximum Build Size (XYZ)     125 x 125 x 125 mm (4.9 x 4.9 x 4.9 in)
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)


Build Size Reduction (XYZ)     50 x 50 x 50 mm (2 x 2 x 2 in)
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)


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SLM 125 System Specifications


System Size                            1400 mm x 900 mm x 2460 mm


System Weight                        700 kg dry
750 kg with powder


Maximum Build Size (XYZ)     125 x 125 x 125 mm (4.9 x 4.9 x 4.9 in)
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)


Build Size Reduction (XYZ)     50 x 50 x 50 mm (2 x 2 x 2 in)
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)


SLM 125 System Specifications


System Size                            1400 mm x 900 mm x 2460 mm


System Weight                        700 kg dry
750 kg with powder


Maximum Build Size (XYZ)     125 x 125 x 125 mm (4.9 x 4.9 x 4.9 in)
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)


Build Size Reduction (XYZ)     50 x 50 x 50 mm (2 x 2 x 2 in)
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)


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SLM 125 Case Study


Tooling Inserts with Conformal Cooling

Material: Tool Steel 1.2709
Build Time: 2h 21m per Unit

These tooling inserts with conformal cooling from ABB combine increased production quality and process optimization with reduced cooling times and cycle times. SLM® technology achieves less scrap defective parts due to equal surface cooling. Six different channel profiles were designed for testing of optimal flow and thermal conductivity.


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