With SLM (Selective Laser Melting) parts are manufactured layer-by-layer on the basis of 3D-CAD data out of standard metal powders.
First a pwder layer is spread out onto the builing platform of the machine. A laser beam selectively melts the powder and thus a layer of the part is solidified, the platform is lowered and the process starts again until the part is completed.
The initial powder is completely melted and the density of the final part reaches 100%.
Mechanical properties like tensil strength and hardness match the materal specifications.
A wide variety of materials can be processed, ranging from light alloys via steels to super-alloys. Poly-Shape has already optimized and qualified standard industrial materials uch as Titanium alloys, Aluminium, tool steels, stainless steel or Nickel based alloys.
Further materials are continually being developed and qualified providing competitive benefits to our customers.c