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

Components manufactured by PBF 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.

AM Metal Machines

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) also known as SLM, Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) also known as EBM


1x Arcam Q20+

4x Arcam Q10+

2x Arcam Q10


Concept Laser

2x Concept Laser
M2 (1kW)

3x Concept Laser
M2 Dual UP1 (2x 400W)




1x EOS M270 (200 W)

3x EOS M280 (400W)

12x EOS M290 (400 W)

7x EOS M400 (1kW)

SLM Solutions

1x SLM125HL (400 W)

3x SLM280HL (400W)

1x SLM280HL (2x 400W)



1x RenAM 400HT (400 W)

1x RenAM 500Q (4x 500 W)




4x Trumpf TruPrint 1000 (200W)

3x Trumpf TruPrint 3000 (500W)



3D Systems

2x ProX DMP320 (500W)




Materials & Reference Properties

  • 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
    Typical Build Features (Applies to online quoting tool)
    • Min Part Thickness: 0.5 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Max Build Volume: 250/250/325 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Standard tolerances [mm]:  DIN EN ISO 2768-m 0.1 – 0.5 mm
    • Surface Roughness: 40-100 Rz [µm] media blasted
    • Surface Roughness: 20-70 Rz [µm] vibratory finished
    • Optional Post-Processing: Surface finish
    • Non-standard dimensions, tolerances and post-processing options are supported by our Applications Engineering Team.

    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

Material Reference

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.