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What are the disadvantages of SLM printing?

High Costs: SLM systems and their operation are expensive due to the advanced technology and equipment involved.


Extensive Post-Processing: Achieving the desired surface finishes requires significant post-processing, which can be time-consuming and costly.


Increased Material Usage: The need for support structures for overhangs during printing leads to increased material usage, which can raise costs and waste.


● Rough Surface Finish: Parts produced by SLM typically have a rough surface finish and may require additional post-processing to smooth out.


Specialized Knowledge Required: The process demands specialized design and manufacturing skills, which can limit its accessibility.


Size Limitations: Currently, SLM is generally limited to relatively small parts, which may not be suitable for all applications.

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