Selective Laser Melting

Fysics Manufacturing Materials
Mikroniek 2010-5 by Rob Snoeijs 8 April 2012

Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a powerful technology that shapes any desired metal part geometry by melting metal powder layer by layer. Using this digital approach, the optimum shape of complex circulation parts can be produced in a single manufacturing step. Such a part not only delivers better performance, it is also more reliable than the complicated assembly it replaces. Furthermore, SLM is the right choice for small metal products, of which thousands can be produced simultaneously. Using this technology, LayerWise offers favourable unit prices and short delivery times. In addition to countless industrial applications, the company manufactures revolutionary orthopedic, maxillofacial and dental implants. The core of LayerWise is producing high-grade parts in any preferred metal alloy using less material and no scrap, reducing unit weight by up to 80%.


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