SLM®280 2.0


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.

  • 280 x 280 x 365 mm build envelope 
  • Multi-laser (twin)
  • Multi-material



SLM®280 2.0

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.

Multi-laser Technology

The SLM®280 can be equipped with up to two 700W fiber lasers to accelerate the printing process of many metal additive powders.

Highest Productivity

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.

Material Flexibility

Paired with a Powder Sieving Machine (PSM), the SLM®280 offers material flexibility. Manual sieves allow efficient material changeover for adaptable production while maintaining safety and quality

SLM®280 Real World Parts

Monolithic Thrust Chamber - Cell Core GmbH

Machine: SLM®280
Material: IN718
Layer Thickness: 30µm
Build Time: 3d 5h 25m (Maximized Build Chamber, 1 Unit)

This monolithic thrust chamber of CellCore GmbH directly integrates multiple parts and internal features. It has an improved functional cooling due to an innovative lattice structure, which also increases stability. It is highly efficient and minimizes individual process steps while combining multiple individual parts into one component; production time reduced from months to days. 

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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. 


Cross-Jet Unit - Fronius

Machine: SLM®280
Material: AlSi10Mg
Layer Thickness: 60µm
Build Time: 20h (Maximized Build Chamber, 10 Units)

The heart of the welding process is the hybrid welding head with both an integrated GMA welding torch and laser optics. Fronius uses a cross-jet unit to protect the laser optics from contamination during the welding process. Using SLM® technology the company combined 18 individual components into one and increased flow performance while reducing weight and costs. 


SLM®280 Accessories

The PSM unit sieves and separates metal powder under inert gas conditions. Metal powder collected from overflow cans in the selective laser melting system is manually supplied to the sieving station. The sieved GO grain and oversized powder are collected in separate cans underneath the system for further use.

The sieving process runs automatically without influence on the running build process, reducing ancillary times. To support and speed up the sieving procedure, an additional ultrasonic cleaning device can be added.

Tool for visualizing thermal emission of melt pool in the SLM®process. The system records the thermal radiation produced from the melt during the entire production process.

  • Sequential output of thermal emission plot images of individual layers
  • Detect irregularities and defects in parts
  • Log and document build jobs in MPM-Files


Permanent on-axis laser power monitoring system that measures and illustrates nominal and actual power during the ongoing manufacturing process.

  • Active warnings, highlighting spots with critical laser power deviation
  • Documentation of the laser power for each scan vector over the entire build job

Developed to simplify cleaning, maintenance and installation work on the SLM®Recoater.

  • Stable mount for maintenance
  • Safe handling
  • Station features 360° rotation for full maintenance access
  • Drip tray included for easy residual powder collection
  • Safe storage of recoating mechanisms
  • Station Dimensions: 730mm x 310mm x 250mm

Tool to level recoater height and adjust overlap area. Enables reproducible adjustments to the recoating lip height, independent from operator, within 1 μm. Resulting in recoating and the laser exposure level consistency for each build job

Substrate plates with parts up to 180kg can be easily removed from the process chamber with the Build Plate Handling Device. 

  • Two-speed electronic lifting and lowering



SLM®280 Technical Specifications

Build Envelope (L x W x H):

280 x 280 x 365 mm
11 x 11 x 14 in
(reduced by substrate plate thickness)

3D Optics Configuration:

Single (1x 400 W or 1x 700 W) IPG fiber laser

Twin (2x 400 W or 2x 700 W) IPG fiber laser

Build Rate:

88 cm³/h (400 W Twin)

Variable Layer Thickness:

20 µm - 75 µm

Minimum Feature Size:

150 µm

Beam Focus Diameter:

80 µm - 115 µm

Maximum Scan Speed:

10 m/s

Average Inert Gas Consumption in Process:

8 l/min (Argon, PFM)

Average Inert Gas Consumption Purging:

110 l/min (Argon, PFM)

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], 50 l/min @ 6 bar

Dimensions (L x W x H):

3150 mm x 1280 mm x 2760 mm


1300 kg dry
1800 kg with powder

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