SLM®280 Production Series

Robust, High-Performance System for Series Production

Third-generation metal 3D printing with closed-loop powder handling

The third-generation SLM®280 Production Series machine integrates features focused on consistent, high-performance selective laser melting production available with several configurations: single (1x 400W or 1x 700W), dual (1x 700W and 1x 1000W) or twin (2x 400W or 2x 700W) optics. Achieve greater component quality for complex, delicate, yet fast part build in a dedicated material.

Full contact-less material handling is available with the PSV sieve to automatically transport powder between sieve and the SLM® machine via vacuum technology. A 90-liter tank sufficient for any production process eliminates the need to fill powder via individual bottles. An integrated ultrasonic sieve processes powder just before feeding it to the machine, ensuring no oversized particles or foreign objects find their way into the SLM® process.


SLM®280 2.0

Ideal for Volume Production and Large Prototype Applications

Fast, safe metal 3D printing with proven process stability

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.


  • Technical Specifications

    Machine configuration for all types of metal powders / Technical changes reserved

    Build Envelope (L x W x H)

    280 x 280 x 365 mm reduced by substrate plate thickness

    3D Optics Configuration, Dual Configuration: with switching unit

    Single (1x 400 W), Twin (2x 400 W), Single (1x 700 W), Twin (2x 700 W), Dual (1x 700 W and 1x 1000 W) IPG fiber laser

    Build Rate (Twin 700W)

    up to 113 cm³/h*

    Variable Layer Thickness

    20 μm - 90 μm, more available on request

    Min. Feature Size

    150 µm

    Beam Focus Diameter

    80 µm - 115 µm

    Max. Scan Speed

    10 m/s

    Average Inert Gas Consumption in Process

    SLM®280 Production Series: 13 l/min (Argon)

    SLM®280 2.0: 5 l/min (Argon)

    Average Inert Gas Consumption Purging

    SLM®280 Production Series: 160 l/min (Argon)

    SLM®280 2.0: 110 l/min (Argon)

    E-Connection / Power Input

    400 Volt 3NPE, 63 A, 50/60 Hz, 3,5 - 5,5 kW

    Compressed Air Requirement / Consumption

    ISO 8573-1:2010 [1:4:1], 60 l/min @ 6 bar

    Dimensions (L x W x H)

    SLM®280 Production Series: 4150 mm x 1200 mm x 2525 mm (includes PSV)

    SLM®280 2.0: 2600 mm x 1200 mm x 2700 mm


    *depending on material and part geometry