SELECTIVE LASER MELTING
Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH
The SLM-process uses the energy of photons to generate lattice vibration for melting raw material. Compared to the SEBM-process, systems with reduced beam diameter and smaller powder fractions are available for SLM. This leads to improved surface quality and reduced post-processing time. The SLM process takes place under protective gas and thus reduces the evaporation of alloying elements during the melting step. The SLM-process is suitable for processing aluminum alloys, steel and low-melting Ni-based superalloys.