SLM Solutions 280HL for First IMTS

SLM Solutions Prepares for First IMTS in Fall 2016 with the Top-Selling SLM 280HL Metal Additive Manufacturing System

As the largest industrial trade show in North America, IMTS will feature an additive manufacturing section at this year’s event, September 12-17. Making a splash at its first IMTS, SLM Solutions will feature the top-selling SLM 280HL metal additive manufacturing system, their mid-range machine with a build envelope of 280x280x350mm. As with all SLM Solutions machines, the SLM 280HL features the patented bi-directional re-coater.

280HL, SLM Solutions, SLM 280HLAlone by laying fresh powder on the build plate in both directions, as opposed to coating in one direction and then returning to a “home” position, build times can be reduced by 30%. Additionally, multiple laser configurations including twin 400W or dual lasers of 400W and 1000W also increase build speeds compared to single laser options. The combination of an increased build envelope, a faster recoating process and dual laser technology makes SLM Solutions the fastest machines in their class.

New users to additive manufacturing benefit from SLM Solutions powder handling systems, minimizing the risk of operator exposure to metal powders and ensuring top material quality through inert gas handling. SLM Solutions also provides open system architecture for materials and parameters, allowing the opportunity to operate machines in-house with standard or propriety parameters. In addition, users of multiple machines, or those looking at ramping up production in the future, are guaranteed a secure investment since individual developments on the SLM 280HL can be transferred to other machines, such as the larger SLM 500HL platform available with four lasers.

For more information on Selective Laser Melting (SLM), its advantages over DMLS and other additive manufacturing processes, stop by booth N-71 for a live demo. More information on all SLM Solutions machines can be found at


About SLM Solutions
SLM Solutions is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing systems that optimize fast and cost-efficient part production. With multi-laser options, bi-directional recoating, open-software controls and closed-loop powder handling, Selective Laser Melting® systems achieve best-in-class safety and increased build speeds for complex and completely dense metal parts.

These powerful and innovative machines, available in three sizes, support an optimal approach for fast, flexible and cost-efficient metal part production and prototypes across the aerospace, automotive, academia, energy and medical industries. Headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, SLM Solutions Group is a publically traded company (TecDax) with its North American offices located in Metro-Detroit. For more information, visit