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Selective Laser Melting

Also known as: SLM, Laser Melting, Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Laser Cusing, Laser Beam Melting

Selective Laser Melting is an additive fabrication technique with a high degree of precision. It consists of fusing thin layers of metal powder together, by means of a laser beam. The process is repeated and the component is constructed layer-by-layer. With just a few clicks, you can request a non-binding offer via KREATIZE.   If you have questions or cannot find your material, call us at +49 (0) 7071 14310 70, or send your request to sourcing@kreatize.com.

Technical specifications:

Maximum part size: 400 x 350 x 350 mm

Average layer height: 0.03 mm

Min. Wall thickness: 0.5 mm

Min. structure size: 0.04 mm

Relative density : > 99.5 %

Tolerances: +/-  0.2 mm

Batch sizes: From 1 to 10+ pieces

Best file formats: STEP* or STL*

 

*Tip: In order for you to receive an offer faster, please send us the pure cut contour and dimensions in the supported file format.

 

Materials:

+ Stainless steel (1.4404, AlSi9Cu3,…) #rust-free #great weldability #mechanical engineering 

+ Tool steel (1.2709)  #temperable #rust-free #high-strength #injection molding 

+ Aluminium (AlSi10Mg) #rust-free #weldable #lightweight #machinery #automobile

+ Titanium (CL 40TI, Ti6Al4V, …) #rust-free #heat-resistant #high-strength

+ Nickel (Inconel 625, Inconel 718) #rust-free #high-strength #aeronautics 

 

Delivery and shipping:

+ There are no shipping costs.

+ Shipped within 2 – 7 working days.

 

Postprocessing:

+ The components can be slightly sandblasted to smoothen the surface.

 

Advantages:

+ Produces complex components with adequate mechanical properties.

+ Ideal for prototypes, for small series, as well as, for tool production.

 

Remarks:

+ Threads, holes and fittings possible only with technical CAD drawing.

 

Checklist:

+ STEP file preferred over STL file

+ Material selection

+ Quantities

+ Technical CAD drawings for threads, holes and fittings