Additive manufacturing (AM) of metal components attracts substantial attention. By employing AM, highly complex parts can be generated with additional functionalities such as contour near cooling, sensor systems, or permeable structures. With regard to selective laser melting filigree parts can be generated in a near net shape fashion. However, alloys processible via SLM are limited. Improved SLM manufacturing conditions can be achieved either by material adjustments consistent powder heating up to 800 °C. Thus, an optimized heat distribution in the SLM build chamber is achieved by heating the process wall in addition to the standardly heated baseplate.