SLM 280 2.0

Twin-laser system. Closed-loop powder handling.

Metal 3D printing with multiple lasers and closed-loop powder handling. The SLM®280 2.0 is ideal for medium to high volume metal additive manufacturing part production and prototypes.

Ideal for medium to high volume metal part production and prototypes, the robust second generation SLM®280 2.0 selective laser melting system offers a 280 x 280 x 365 mm build envelope and patented multi-beam laser technology with up to two fiber lasers exposing the build field via a 3D scan optic. Multi-laser systems can achieve build rates 80% faster than a single laser, and patented bi-directional powder recoating minimizes 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.

The SLM®280 can be equipped with up to two 700W fiber lasers to accelerate the printing process of many metal additive powders. The patented bi-directional powder recoating helps reduce manufacturing time by depositing a new layer of powder in both directions without having to return to a “home” position.

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SLM 280 2.0 System Specifications

System Size                            2600 mm x 1200 mm x 2760 mm

System Weight                       1300 kg dry
  1800 kg with powder

Maximum Build Size (XYZ)     280 x 280 x 365 mm (11 x 11 x 14 in)
  (reduced by substrate plate thickness)

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SLM 280 2.0 Materials

Stainless steel, cobalt-chrome, nickel alloys, aluminum and titanium, to name a few, can all be processed in top quality on all SLM Solutions selective laser melting systems. Paired with a Powder Sieving Machine (PSM), the SLM®280 2.0 offers material flexibility. Manual sieves allow efficient material changeover for adaptable production while maintaining safety and quality.

SLM 280 2.0 Case Study

Gooseneck Kueger Flap Actuation Bracket - Asco Industries

Machine: SLM®280 Twin
Material: Ti6Al4V
Layer Thickness: 30µm
Build Time: 1d 19h 11m (Maximized Build Chamber, 2 Units)

This structural component from a Krueger flap actuation mechanism was optimized at ASCO Industries in the course of the AFLoNext Project. Through additive manufacturing, 31% weight savings and a reduction of the total assembly time could be reached. It integrates three parts into one reduced assembly and has an improved buy-to-fly ratio reduced from 17 down to 1.5. The build time was significantly reduced by 42% using a SLM®280 Twin, compared to single-laser machines. 

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