Increased productivity is crucial for
production-oriented machines, and the SLM®500 is available with two or four
lasers operating independently or in parallel. With 400W and 700W lasers
available, users have the choice of laser power matched to their material, with
the option of increased power to build in thicker layers for further
productivity gains. The machine provides a laser overlap strategy for efficient
processing. Testing proves comparable density and mechanical property results
in the overlap and single-laser scan areas.