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Centrally located in Warwickshire, Systems 3D Group supplies innovative 3D solutions to companies across the country.

In today’s fast-paced industrial and manufacturing industries, demand for the latest technology has led System 3D into the realm of additive manufacturing (AM). The introduction of SLM printing allows damaged parts or complex parts to be repaired or produced at a much lower cost and in a much smaller time frame. Not only is it an economical solution, the results are great too. The results are especially great in the production of complex structural parts. The more complex the shape and structure of the parts, the more beneficial it is to use an SLM 3D printing solution.

With the continuous development of 3D printing applications and technology, it is now possible to directly apply metal 3D printing or plastic parts to aerospace, automobile production, construction, industrial design, medical industries and so much more.

What is SLM printing?

Selective laser melting (SLM) is an additive manufacturing technology for metal powders. It can directly form metal parts that are completely dense using a selective laser melting machine. Furthermore, it requires no adhesives and has exceptional molding accuracy. SLM printing is becoming more and more popular within the 3D printing industry.

SLM process

SLM technology utilises a laser beam in a controlled, doped environment to melt and fuse metallic powders together. After the fusion is completed, the operating platform lowers the distance by one layer and continues to process the next layer of powder. This step is repeated until the chosen model (selected for processing) is done. The process fully melts and fuses the metal powder elements together into a functional solid 3D object.

The benefits of SLM 3D printing

  • Reduces production time and wasted materials.
  • Reduces time-to-market.
  • The production process is more flexible and suitable for products with shorter life cycles.
  • There are no limits on the shapes that can be produced.
  • Extremely efficient, meaning products or parts can be printed quickly.
  • It makes financial sense as it does not require expensive production equipment.
  • The end product is better.

One of the biggest advantages of SLM printing is the realisation of highly complex components, which other manufacturing processes cannot accommodate without great expense. 3D printing is especially ideal for small parts with significant complexity.

3D printing service near me

With years of experience in the industry, Systems 3D has developed into a well established and well-trusted business. With us, you receive more than just standard customer service; we’ll work with you from start to finish, offering our own expert advice to ensure you receive a product that is fit for application.

If you would like to find out more about our SLM printing here at Systems 3D, head to our website today. Or, call +44 (0)1926 800 777 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Industrial 3D Printing Equipment.