HBD-500 Metal 3D Printer

    The HBD-500 is a large format Selective Laser Melting machine (SLM). It comes as a complete solution with many supporting accessories, giving you everything you will need to produce high quality end use metal parts. Contact iMakr to find out how we can tailor your HBD-500 for you.

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    HBD-500 is ideal for manufacturing small batch productions. Run your HBD-500 24/7 without interruption. The HBD SLM machines are optimised to work well with a variety of materials to ensure many applications can adopt this cutting edge technology and improve their part production. Also featuring a powder recycling system and a fully integrated post-processing area. The largest offering with an impressive forming size of 400 x 435 x 435mm more than capable of producing large scale parts in one piece. Challenging traditional manufacturing methods, the HBD SLM Machines raise the bar in all aspects of part production. A fully customisable system giving you full control over your SLM printer and its auxiliaries.

    Compatible with a variety of materials including: Stainless steel, Cobalt-chrome alloy, Tool steel, Titanium alloy, High temperature alloy, Hastelloy, and some precious metals, HBD-500 is suitable for a diverse range of applications.


    Key Features

    Three light indicators to easily show the different machine stages

    HBD 500 is set on strong locking caster wheels, allowing the machine to be relocated easily then locked in place

    Door open detection system, alerting the user when the door is open or closed, providing a crucial safety aspect to the process

    Innovative systems. Atmosphere purification system which automatically monitors the oxygen content and recycles clean and collected air. High speed deoxygenation system which also includes high precision oxygen content monitoring

    Easy access to the printing area with reduced powder exposure to yourself or the environment with the sealed powder hatch, allowing you to de-powder parts easily and add more powder if needed

    Real time printing status showing you information including current layer, build parameters and many more

    Use the industry standard Materialise Magic's software with your HBD System, available as part of the complete HBD system. Materialise Magics features intelligent slicing, printing checks and error detection, support generation, intuitive part orientation functions and many more

    Intelligent powder feeding system automatically feeds powder from the top rather than the bottom, also features two way powder recoating

    Ensure printing consistency with adjustable Z direction focus on the dual lasers, water and air cooled temperature control which maintains long-term stability

    Two lasers allowing for 24/7 machine run time and greater flexibility in part geometry and orientation

    Post-processing station integrated into the HBD 500, meaning minimal mess created and no need for additional equipment 

    motor part

    3D Printed Automotive Part

    Materialise magics software

    Materialise Magics Programming Software

    Advantages of HBD SLM Technology

    Automotive- Cut down time and cost spent on research and development stages by printing prototypes easily and quickly with HBD 500. Take advantage of the HBD 500's ability to run 24/7 and print end-use parts in small batch production runs. Improve your parts topology and geometric design with the freedom 3D printing gives you compared to traditional manufacturing. SLM printing can also reduce weight and improve aerodynamics, significantly improving the overall performance.

    3D printed intake manifold

    3D Printed Intake Manifold

    Aerospace- 3D Printing in aerospace allows for substantial weight saving. End-use parts can be manufactured with internal lattice structures to reduce weight and stress and improve stability and strength. Thanks to the HBD 500 large build volume you can print larger parts in one piece and one process compared to traditional manufacturing methods which require the production of moulds or tooling. Topology optimisation can be easily schieved with SLM technology.

    Aerospace housing

    3D Printed Aerospace Housing Part

    exhaust filter

    3D Printed Automotive Exhaust Filter

    valve seat

    3D Printed Automotive Valve Seat

    Material Options Available For The HBD SLM Machines

    SLM Technology offers an extensive range of material options. The HBD 350 can print both prototypes and end-use parts easily. By combining Materialise Magics into your HBD system you can programme builds efficiently by using their innovative features such as part orientation functions, Support creation, Part nesting checks, Intelligent slicing.

    Mould manufacture

    Tool Steel 18Ni300- Hardening steel characterised by high strength and high toughness. Easy to post process after printing. Applications- Mould Manufacturing, Industrial Components.


    Chrome-Cobalt Alloy CoCrMo- A mix of pre-alloyed powders for printing. Excellent mechanical properties, resistance to corrosion and heat. Applications- Medical field, Turbines and aircraft engine parts, Parts requiring thin walls.

    Surgical tools

    Titanium Alloy TC4- Lightweight alloy featuring good mechanical properties, corrosion resistant, good biological compatibility. Applications- Lightweight structures and components, Orthopaedic implants, surgical tools, guide plates.


    Nickel Based Alloy Ni718- Good ageing and corrosion resistance. High temperature strength and fracture strength up to 700°C temperatures. Applications- Turbine components, Aerospace and Rocket components.


    Stainless Steel 316L- High strength and corrosion resistance. Overall performance is better than 310 and 304 stainless steel. Applications- Personal products such as watches, jewellery, eyewear frames. Industrial parts in automotive, Marine industries.

    Car part

    AI Alloy AlSi10mg- Good properties for producing parts with thin walls and complex geometric designs. Significantly enhanced strength and hardness due to silicon/magnesium contents. Applications- Functional parts. Parts requiring high thermal performance.


    3D Printed Medical Snake Bone

    Example Applications

    Aerospace parts, manufacturing and prototyping

    Automotive parts, manufacturing and prototyping

    Medical applications

    Small batch part production

    Mould manufacturing

    HBD-500 Complete Solution:

    Tailor your HBD SLM 3D Printer to your needs. See the list below for the additional options available for the HBD.

    HBD-500 SLM 3D Printer

    External purification system

    Small laser chiller

    Intelligent all in one machine for powder; suction, sieving and feeding

    Forming building unit

    Powder recovery system

    Materialise Magics & HBD solutions build processor

    HBD build expert

    Process parameters

    Parameter package editing and self built

    Base plate


    Flexible scraper

    Multifunctional tool cart

    Powder drying oven

    Powder collecting tank

    Warranty, Technical support, Training

    mould part

    3D Printed Aerospace Turbine

    For further information and advice on how HBD SLM Printers can benefit your business, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our advisors by calling the telephone number at the top of the page, or by clicking the button below and requesting a call-back:

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    Data sheet

    Printing Technology
    Build Volume W x D x H (mm) // W x D x H (inch)
    400 x 435 x 435mm
    Layer Thickness / Print Precision
    Print accuracy
    Slicing Software
    HBD Build Expert
    Compatible materials
    Stainless steel, Cobalt-chrome alloy, Tool steel, Titanium alloy, High temperature alloy, Aluminum alloy, Hastelloy, Tungsten, Tantalum and some other refractory metals.
    Scan Speed
    Supported Software
    Materialise Magics