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What are the advantages of SLM over EBM?

SLM and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) are both metal 3D printing technologies, but SLM has several advantages over EBM:

Better Accuracy and Resolution: SLM typically offers finer detail and better surface finish due to its higher resolution and accuracy.

Wider Range of Materials: SLM can process a broader variety of metals, including specialized and high-strength alloys.

Speed with Multiple Lasers: While EBM can print faster with a single beam, SLM machines equipped with multiple high-powered lasers can match or exceed EBM’s speed.

No Need for Vacuum: Unlike EBM, which requires a vacuum environment to prevent oxidation, SLM operates in an inert gas-filled chamber, simplifying the setup.

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