Howco, which distributes raw material to the oil and gas industry, has purchased a metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine for a new facility in Houston, Texas, USA.

According to the company, the SLM 500 quad-laser system is suitable for high volume metal additive manufacturing and features a build processor and open software architecture to control system parameters to improve 3D printed parts. The machine features a 500 x 280 x 365 mm build chamber and four overlapping lasers with a total power rating of 1600 watts.

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