M2 Series 5
GE Additive is pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing again with the next generation of DMLM machine. Built for superior part quality, machine usability and repeatability, the new Concept Laser M2 Series 5 is the solution of choice for highly regulated industries like aerospace and medical.
M2 Series 5
Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) machines
GE Additive's DMLM machines from Concept Laser use lasers to melt layers of fine metal powder and create complex metal 3D geometries with incredible precision directly from a CAD file. Several different machine envelope sizes — including the largest powder-bed metal additive system in the world — are available to meet the needs of any industry. Innovative features, including the patented DMLM technology, set these machines apart.
Designed and optimized in partnership with leading aviation customers
The new M2 Series 5 is supporting customers with very high expectations towards part quality and consistency as well as process validation to unlock new possibilities in production. Especially, in such industries using safety-relevant parts as in the aerospace industry. This also helps to drive best-in-class productivity for lower overall cost.
We have worked closely together with our customers to perfect the M2 Series 5, optimizing around speed and productivity, part to part and machine to machine consistency, reliability, uptime and quality control. The machine’s components and systems have been designed for maximum performance in a highly regulated, industrial environment.
M2 Series 5 allows you to take full advantage of “design for additive” to achieve objectives such as weight out, improved mechanical properties and material upgrades with a high-productivity system that drive to best-in-class cost.
- Best-in-class safety concept: physical separation of process chamber and handling area for safe and user-friendly operation – especially with reactive materials
- Optimized processes and parts for superior part quality, consistency and productivity
2 x 400 W (cw)
optional 1 x 400 W (cw)
Max. 250 x 250 x 350 mm (x,y,z)
Click on the powders and parameters below to download available datasheets:
M2 Series 4
M2 Series 5
| Powders and Parameters available
• Stainless Steel 316L datasheet
Powders and Parameters available
• Stainless Steel 316L
| Powders in Development
• Titanium CPTi Grade 2
M2 series 5 testimonial
The Concept Laser M2 Series 5 has been developed and put through its paces by GE Aviation which has helped engineers to prioritize areas where the direct metal laser melting system could be improved upon.
“Over the past year, teams from GE Additive have worked closely with colleagues at GE Aviation - which operates a fleet of M2s - to get direct feedback. Co-located teams collaborated on the critical characteristics needed for the next iteration of the M2 and to make a good part, but also on input on the mechanical operations, performance and productivity of the machine, and on improvements in reliability and quality,” said Chris Schuppe, general manager – engineering, GE Additive.
Gas flow whitepaper
Additive technologies have evolved rapidly from a combination of independent laser, powder, software and gas flow subsystems, into the highly sophisticated machine architectures we see today. Download our whitepaper "Continuous Improvement in Gas Flow Design" to learn more about the technical updates.
M2 Series 5
The M2 Series 5 provides an increased level of productivity and faster builds that help drive lower cost for your business. Finer feature resolution, improved part quality and consistency enables you to unlock new revenue opportunities with new and innovative designs and builds.
Designed for high quality builds at scale
The M2 Series 5, with its increased machine capabilities, is designed to unlock future potential and pushes the boundaries of what a DMLM machine is capable of. The new system provides you with a higher level of productivity and repeatability through minimizing the effects of process variations.
M2 Series 5
The available laser options allow our customers to tailor the M2 Series 5 system for their specific needs. A closed-loop material handling system ensures that the operator’s contact with unmelted reactive powders and soot is reduced to the absolute minimum. This, along with the patented filter-change mechanism with water-flood passivation, are part of the design that makes the M2 Series 5 unrivaled in terms of safety and productivity.
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