EOS Joins 3MF Consortium As Founding Member

The 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing, today announced that EOS has joined at the Founding membership level.

Wakefield, Mass. USA – May 2, 2017 – The 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing, today announced that EOS, a global technology leader in industrial 3D printing, has joined at the Founding membership level.

EOS is the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. The pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing enables its customers to produce high-quality products based on industrial 3D printing technologies. EOS is a pioneer in the field of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and a provider of a leading polymer technology. 

"The EOS Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions allow manufacturers to shift from traditional tool-based, static manufacturing techniques to generative, flexible, more efficient industrial 3D printing methods," said Martin Steuer, Business Development Manager at EOS.  "The 3MF 3D file format plays an important role in AM by helping to improve the efficiency and productivity of AM solutions while eliminating the issues found with older file formats."

The 3MF Consortium was formed to close the gap between the capabilities of modern 3D printers and outdated file formats. The 3MF specification eliminates the problems associated with currently available file formats, resolving interoperability and functionality issues, enabling companies to focus more on innovation. The first version and extensions of the 3MF specification are available now for download at no charge.

Two levels of 3MF Consortium membership are available: Founding and Associate. Members work collaboratively to develop, enhance and promote the 3MF specification.

 

About the 3MF Consortium
Launched in 2015, the 3MF Consortium is a Joint Development Foundation project with the goal to define a 3D printing format that will allow design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers. The 3MF (for 3D Manufacturing Format) specification eliminates the widespread issues with currently available file formats.

Founding members of the 3MF Consortium are: 3D Systems; Autodesk, Inc.; Dassault Systèmes, SA.; EOS; FIT AG; GE Global Research; HP, Inc.; Materialise; Microsoft Corporation; Shapeways, Inc.; Siemens PLM Software; SLM Solutions Group AG; Stratasys, and Ultimaker. 
More information about the 3MF Consortium and the 3MF specification is available at www.3mf.io.

For further information:
Ruth Cassidy, 3MF Consortium Public Relations
+1 617-957-8494
rcassidy@virtualmgmt.com

Bob Olson, 3MF Consortium Public Relations
+1 978-872-7120     
rolson@virtualmgmt.com

Über EOS
EOS ist der weltweite Technologie- und Qualitätsführer für High-End-Lösungen im Bereich der Additiven Fertigung (AM). Das 1989 gegründete Unternehmen ist Pionier und weltweit führend im Bereich des Direkten Metall Laser Sinterns (DMLS), gleichzeitig auch Anbieter einer führenden Polymertechnologie. Für diese industriellen 3D Druck-Prozesse bietet EOS ein modulares Lösungsportfolio an, bestehend aus Systemen, Software, Werkstoffen, technischen und AM-Beratungsdienstleistungen. EOS ist der Partner der Wahl für die industrielle, AM-basierte Produktion und ermöglicht nachhaltige Lösungen für die Industrie. Kunden, die diese einsetzen, profitieren so von einer Paradigmenwechsel einläutenden Technologie: Leichtbaustrukturen, Kostensenkungen auf Basis von Funktionsintegration, Produkt-individualisierung sowie beschleunigte Produktentwicklung und Produktion.

Kontakt

Claudia Jordan
Pressereferentin
EOS GmbH