Zoomed in / EOS In the fast lane
Germany – Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to fundamentally change the industry. Originally applied in the field of rapid prototyping, the technology is now increasingly finding its way into series production.
More and more, the goal is to integrate AM into existing production environments that are dominated by conventional manufacturing methods. The technology is of interest where a new approach to design and manufacturing is required so as to come up with new solutions. For example, in tooling even highly complex forms and designs with integrated cooling or tempering channels are possible.
More than 25 years in additive manufacturing
A pioneer and global leader in the field of the AM process Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is the company EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems. Furthermore, the company provides a leading polymer technology. Founded in 1989 and based near Munich, EOS has dedicated itself to the precepts of innovation, quality and sustainability. Over the years EOS has grown into a globally successful company with a modular solution portfolio comprising systems, software, and materials, technical and AM consulting services.
Fundamental for the company's sustained success is founder and CEO of EOS, Dr Hans J. Langer. Right from the start, his vision was clear: Using laser technology to generate three-dimensional objects directly from CAD data, for commercial exploitation in the then new rapid prototyping market. His believe in a design-driven manufacturing process, where design determines production and not the other way around, has remained unchanged to this day.
One of the central concerns at EOS is to establish a holistic approach to quality assurance in series production. With its quality assurance concept, EOS covers the three technological elements of additive manufacturing which have a direct influence on the quality of an additively manufactured component – namely system, material and process.