Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Metals (PBF-LB/M)

Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Metals (PBF-LB/M), also known as Selective Laser Melting (SLM), is a powder based additive manufacturing process. It can manufacture complex metal prototypes or series parts rapidly and without any tooling.

Components manufactured by laser melting can be heat treated, welded and reworked with typical processing methods.

Oerlikon AM supports an extensive portfolio of standard Additive Manufacturing (AM) component materials. Our dedicated Applications Engineering Team will support you in choosing and implementing the most appropriate AM materials and processes as you develop your AM components.

Our engineers will help you transform your ideas into a production component. Contact us to find out more about metal additive manufacturing from Oerlikon AM.


All material properties have been shared for reference purposes only and are not sufficient to design or certify parts. No warranty or guarantee is made against these results. Properties may be developed and optimized based on application specific requirements.

  • Ni-Alloy 718 (2.4668)


    • Very good tensile, fatigue, and fracture strength
    • Creep resistance up to temperatures of 700 ° C
    • Corrosion resistant and easy to weld
    • Can be heat-treated

    Mechanical and thermal properties

    Material Characteristics


    As Built


    Tensile strength


    1020 ± 50

    1320 ± 100

    Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)


    707 ± 50

    1092 ± 100

    Elongation at break


    29 ± 5

    15 ± 3



    160 ± 20


    Hardness (DIN EN ISO 6508-1)




    Maximum operating temperature




  • Ni-Alloy 625 (2.4856)

    Details following

  • Ni-Alloy X (2.4665)

    Details following

  • Haynes 282

    Details following


Tool inserts • Injection molding tools • Seat belt buckles • Orthopedic braces • Crankshafts • Transmission housings • Engine blocks, engine parts • Cylinders, cylinder heads • Gas turbines • Pumps • Valves • Brackets

Manufacturing Samples

Manufacturing Samples
  • Designation: Oil filter housing
  • Material: AlSi10Mg Production
  • Time: 3 working days

Manufacturing Samples

Manufacturing Samples
  • Designation: Valve Component
  • Material: AlSi10Mg
  • Production Time: 4 working days
  • Application Area: Ariane 5 ME Launcher by Astrium


  • Delivery time: 3 to 6 working days
  • Quantity: Individual Parts to Series Production
  • Materials: 41
Machines – Overview

Concept Laser/Arcam






2x Concept Laser M2
(1 kW)

1x EOS M270
(200 W)

4x Trumpf TruPrint 1000
(200 W)

3x SLM280HL
(400 W)

1x Carbon`s Speed CellTM

1x XJet Carmel 1400 AM

3x Concept Laser M2
(2x 400 W)

3x EOS M280
(400 W)

3x Trumpf TruPrint 3000

1x SLM280HL
(2x 400 W)


1x Concept Laser M2
(300 W)

12x EOS M290
(400 W)


1x SLM125HL
(400 W)


5x EOS M400


Max. build chamber size 400 x 400 x 360 mm

You need a part build on a selected machine? Contact us to find out which machines we have available close to you.

Production Locations

  • Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Munich/R&D Center (Germany)
  • Kennesaw/Atlanta (USA)
  • Charlotte (USA)