Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Advantage Engineering SLM

When you work with Advantage Engineering on your metal additive manufacturing projects you can count on getting high quality metal parts with competitive lead times.

Using Advantage Engineering for your SLM tooling needs means you get design freedom for your tools or tool inserts and reduced stress loads in components for extended tool life.

Why Choose SLM Technology?

  • Targeted lasers melt individual thin layers of metal alloy powder to create heat resistant parts in one step with fine details, no matter the design’s geometric complexity.
  • On-demand, unified parts produced with reduced cycle time, ideal for prototyping or low-volume production.
  • Material options to align with any industry, design requirements, all with reduced assembly time.
  • Allows for part consolidation, reducing assembly time, and reduced part weight.
Advantage Engineering Selective Laser Melting

Benefits of SLM With Us

Efficient & Repeatable

  • Bi-directional powder coating for faster build rate
  • Material quality maintained throughout production, which reduces material waste and cost

Reliable Part Production

  • Adaptable production of multiple materials with efficient material changeover and no loss in quality
  • Geometric freedom for complex and lightweight part construction, reducing time to market


  • Dedicated engineers and design team to maximize the efficiency, feasibility and functionality of your design. Get your part right the first time

Selective Laser Melting (SLM)


Build Envelope (L x W x H):

11 x 11 x 14 inches (280 x 280 x 365 mm) reduced by substrate plate thickness

Build Speed:

Up to 113 cm3/h

Minimum Feature Size:

0.006 inches (0.15 mm)

Beam Focus Diameter:

0.003 - 0.005 inches (0.08 - 0.115 mm)

Maximum Scan Speed:

10 m/s

Maximum Resolution:

4000 dpi

Layer Thickness:

0.001 - 0.004 inches (0.02 - 0.09 mm)

Lead Time:

As low as 1 day (24 hours)


  • Multi-Material capabilities
  • Aluminum Alloy
  • Maraging Steel
  • Nickel Alloy
  • Stainless Steel

Applications For SLM

With SLM from Advantage Engineering you can get complex metal parts manufactured in one-step, reducing manufacturing time, processing time, the need for part assembly, resulting in overall efficiency increase. Here are some example applications:

Advantage Engineering SLM Medical Parts
Medical Parts
Advantage Engineering Custom Metal Parts
Custom Parts
Advantage Engineering Metal Printing Tooling
Advantage Engineering Aerospace Metal Parts
Aerospace Metal Parts

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