Metal 3D Printer SLM 500

  • Metal 3D Printer SLM 500
  • Metal 3D Printer SLM 500
  • Metal 3D Printer SLM 500


Considered Best-in-Class with a build speed of 55 ccm/h Twin | 105 ccm/h Quad

Achieve faster, cost-efficient builds for larger complex parts

   -  500 x 280 x 365 mm build envelope

   -  2 standard 400W Fiber Lasers

   -  Option to add 2 additional 400W (total of 4-quad lasers)

  -  Integrate various types of lasers independently OR in parallel

  -  Lower production cost for high volume metal parts with material saving and efficient closed-loop powder handling

   -  Increase build speeds with patented bi-directional loader

   -  Adapter for higher platform temperatures

   -  Open software architecture & system parameters

   -  Optimized laminated gas flow and re-circulation


As the flagship additive manufacturing system for high volume metal part production, the SLM 500HL is built to ensure operator safety and lower overall operational costs. Likewise, the newly integrated SLM Build Processor and open software architecture offer the freedom of controlling system parameters to optimize and meet strict production needs.


The SLM 500HL patented closed-loop transport of metal powder increases operator safety and eliminates time consuming manual fills and powder handling. To further reduce ancillary times, the automatic powder sieving procedure does not interfere with the parallel-running build process. The finished build cylinder is transported out of the system and the cooling process takes place inside the unpackaging unit, so that the next build process can begin immediately.


If you need high volume production of metal parts with complex geometries, the next generation SLM 500HL will allow you to achieve greater component quality and powder layer control performance. An option to add an Automated Layer Control System is also available to detect and correct powder preparation and execution after each cycle—exercising optimal quality control in your production.

  System configuration for all types of metal powders / Technical changes reserved
Build Envelope (L x W x H) 500 x 280 x 365 mm³ reduced by substrate plate thickness
3D Optics Configuration Twin (2x 400 W), Quad (4x 400 W), Twin (2x 700 W), Quad (4x 700 W) IPG fiber laser
Build Rate up to 105 cm³/h
Variable Layer Thickness 20 µm - 75 µm
Min. Feature Size 150 µm
Beam Focus Diameter 80 - 115 µm
Max. Scan Speed 10 m/s
Average Inert Gas Consumption in Process 5 - 7 l/min (argon)
Average Inert Gas Consumption Purging 70 l/min (argon)
E-Connection / Power Input 400 Volt 3NPE, 64 A, 50/60 Hz, 8 - 10 kW
Compressed Air Requirement / Consumption ISO 8573-1:2010 [1:4:1], 50 l/min @ 6 bar
Dimensions (L x W x H)) 5200 mm x 2800 mm x 2700 mm (inkl. PSX, PRS)
Weight (without / incl. powder) approx. 2400 kg / 3100 kg