SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany, has announced an Additive Manufacturing machine concept that will enable the production of large, high-quality metal parts up to 3 m in length. The flexible system is reported to solve the problem of current build chamber constraints, allowing the production of either cylindrical parts with a diameter of 1.8 m and a height of 1.6 m or, alternatively, long parts with a dimension of up to 3 x 1.2 x 1.2 m.
The large part machine concept contains a core unit and a build envelope flexible in size that allows the manufacture of components in individual dimensions. Coupled with the advantages of SLM’s Additive Manufacturing technology, the machine will reportedly offer its users the possibility of tailored production without the limits seen in today’s systems. The new AM machine will offer a build rate of up to 330 cm³/h.
“This is yet another piece of game-changing technology that opens up new possibilities to transition applications AM, by removing previously accepted geometrical restrictions,” explained Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions. ”Every piece of technology we develop is testament to our incredible team of relentless innovators, who solve our customers’ manufacturing challenges and change the future of manufacturing forever.”
“It is not only a simple addition to SLM Solutions machine portfolio. It is a real revolution of manufacturing. We can’t wait to show the giant and massive metal parts. It’s almost unbelievable, but convince yourself,” O’Leary concluded.
SLM Solutions is exhibiting at Formnext in Hall 12.0, E41.