Amaero has access to the following powder-bed SLM machines: 1 x Concept Laser XLine 1000R, 1 x Xline 2000R, 2 x EOS INT 280M, 1 x EOS INT M290. Components of up to 800mm x 400mm x 500mm deep can be produced directly from the 3D computer aided design files. The XLine is currently the largest powder bed machine in the world.
The components can have highly complex shapes, and can incorporate internal lattice structures to reduce weight and cost. In many cases parts that work require multiple manufacturing steps by conventional processes can be produced in one step saving money and time.
The components are produced by selectively melting fine metallic powder layer upon layer using a high powered laser which is scanned at high speed across each layer.