Questions tagged [slm]

Questions about the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) method of 3D printing.

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Selective laser melting and building near the road (vibrations)

Our company want to implement selective laser melting(metallic powders). But our building close to the road plus we have industrial machines near us, what vibration levels are dangerous in SLM ...
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17-4 PH Tensile Test

When I do a tensile test on 17-4 PH stainless steel, the stress-strain curve is very strange, two sections of Young’s modulus appeared. What is going on? The sample is made by SLM.
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Could you use ultrasonic vibrations instead of a roller with an SLS/SLM printer?

I've been thinking, SLS/SLM printers currently use a roller to spread 3d printing substrate, but wouldn't ultrasonic vibrations spread the substrate more cleanly, accurately, and with greater density ...
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Is iron oxide a suitable material for use in SLS/SLM 3d printing?

I recently asked a question in the space section of stackexchange as to if Martian soil, with its decent iron oxide content, could be mined (with magnets) for its iron oxide and the iron oxide used as ...
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Is packing multiple prints into the build volume a feasible workflow for powderbed printers?

With fdm printers, the 3D object that should be printed can be positioned anywhere in the build volume. But it's only practical to place it on the bottom, because otherwise support material would be ...