Purpose - Selective laser melting (SLM) is a powder metallurgical (PM) additive manufacturing process whereby a three-dimensional part is built in a layer-wise manner. During the process, a high intensity laser beam selectively scans a powder bed according to the computer-aided design data of the part to be produced and the powder metal particles are completely molten. The process is capable of producing near full density (similar to 98-99 per cent relative density) and functional metallic parts with a high geometrical freedom. However, insufficient surface quality of produced parts is one of the important limitations of the process. The purpose of this study is to apply laser re-melting using a continuous wave laser during SLM production of 316L stainless steel and Ti6Al4V parts to overcome this limitation.