Kolibri Metals GmbH, Amtzell, Germany, has released an addition to its SLM K Series of metal Additive Manufacturing machines: the K260HT. Utilising Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technology, the newest machine is suitable for the aerospace, shipbuilding, power & energy, automotive, medical and other industries. The machine features a build envelope measuring 260 x 260 x 430 mm.
The powder capacity of the powder supply chamber is 1.5 X that of the powder capacity of the forming chamber, which is intended to ensure longer Additive Manufacturing sessions. The machine also features an alarm function for insufficient powder volume.
The machine’s optical system utilises a IPG fibre laser, a Scanlab scanning galvanometer, and beam expansion; maximum scanning speed is ≥7m/s.
The K260HT is suitable for processing with titanium, aluminium, high-temperature, cobalt chromium, and copper alloys; stainless and die steel; and all defined Kolibri Material Mixtures.