Automotive

The applications of SLM technology can be found in various automotive components today such as the power train and bodywork. The current challenge in the field of automotive industry is to convert SLM technology into series production. 

In this context, OEMs and Tier1 suppliers pay special attention to productivity and quality assurance of the SLM process as well as to SLM-compliant component design.

SLM Solutions supports its customers comprehensively, among others, with the company's flagship product SLM 500 Quad with up to 4x700 W laser power.

These machines convince with patented multi-laser technology, in which up to four lasers are simultaneously in use. This results in high productivity and reduces component production times.

The SLM machines control and monitor all relevant process parameters with their quality systems and provide consistent quality of metal powder with automatic powder management by means of vacuum technology, which takes place in a closed system with a protective gas atmosphere.

All of these factors as well as obtaining cost and time savings and the realization of technical advantages, for example, an almost unlimited freedom of design, ensure that SLM components will also be converted into increasingly greater numbers of pieces in series production.

Thanks to professional application support from SLM Solutions, customized SLM components are supported from prototype development all the way to mass production.

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