SLM 800

Quad-laser system with extended z-axis

The SLM®800 efficiently builds large components and opens new production possibilities. All SLM Solutions’ patented innovations have been scaled up and packed with features such as a metal recoating brush, permanent filter module and centralized powder supply to enable successful large builds. It features an extended z-axis for large-scale part production.

The SLM®HUB and optional Build Cylinder Magazine create an automated, multi-machine production manufacturing cell. The result: A fully automated handling station which maximizes machine uptime and offers a no-contact powder solution for production processes. The ability to have multiple machines connected via the SLM® HUB opens new possibilities for large-scale industrial metal additive manufacturing.

Serial Production 

The SLM®800 utilizes our proven quad-laser technology with an extended z-axis for larger production builds. Vertically extending the build envelope reduces exposure per layer and yields higher part quality, in particular, to flatness and reduced internal material stress. Vertical orientations also need less supports reducing material usage and post-processing.

Permanent Filter Improves Uptime and Reduces Costs

The permanent filter module traps soot and condensate particles from the process gas stream in a sintered plate filter. The filter is purged with gas, the waste material coated with an inhibitor and dropped in a bin for dry disposal, while clean gas returns to the process chamber. This helps stabilize gas flow and ensures part quality throughout long builds without interruption. The elimination of consumable filter cartridges increases safety while improving machine uptime and reducing costs.

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SLM 800 System Specifications

System Size                            Setup dependent

System Weight                        Setup dependent

Maximum Build Size (XYZ)     500 x 280 x 850 mm (19.7 x 11 x 33.5 in)
  (reduced by substrate plate thickness)

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SLM 800 Materials

Automatic Powder handling

SLM®800 features an integrated powder tank to supply the machine with a direct source of material. The additional central powder supply unit (CPS) features two 220l tanks, one fixed for delivery to the machine and one portable for powder refill. Sieves are located both in between the two CPS tanks and on the machine directly before use to ensure powder quality throughout the process. This leads to an increased machine uptime, high safety and material quality.

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SLM 800 Case Study

Fuel Tank - VIBA Honda® Monkey

Machine: SLM®800
Material: AlSi10Mg
This 3D printed motor bike fuel tank is an especially innovative component, as it was 3D printed in a single piece and demonstrates the advantages of working with additive manufacturing instead of more traditional processes. The part, which weighs only 3.3 kg, was 3D printed using the SLM®800 and integrates an internal honeycomb structure that stops fuel from sloshing while the motorbike is in motion.

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