Additive SLM machine with 12 lasers
- November 11, 2020
The NXG XII 600 is 20 times faster than a single laser machine and is equipped with technical features like the zoom function to boost productivity and reliability.
Perfect for serial production, high-volume additive applications and for printing large parts, it opens up new applications in the automotive and aerospace industries and paves the way to industrialized serial additive production.
Each of the 12 simultaneously operating lasers have one kilowatt power and a radically improved use of laser time in the build process enables unrivaled build-up rates.
The new machine was designed from scratch for serial production and features a whole new optic system, the most compact on the market. It enables large overlap and is based on a tailor-made laser scanning system to best fit the build area.
All 12 optics provide spot size definition via a double lens system called zoom function, enabling customers to choose between different spot sizes in the focal plane which boosts build-up rates to 1000 cc/h.
To facilitate the integration of the NXG XII 600 into factories and supply chains, several automated features like an automatic build cylinder exchange, automatic build start as well as an external preheating station and external depowder station are part of the solution.
To achieve homogeneous part properties all over the building platform, SLM Solutions has developed a new gas-flow setup along with an optimized chamber design and SLM Solutions’ patented and proven sinter-wall technology. Customers can also rely on the patented bi-directional recoating, which has been redesigned to be more compact and gas-flow optimized.