EOS and Siemens Intensify Cooperation Around Industrial 3D printing
Nuremberg, September 12, 2018 - EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and the global technology company Siemens continue their close collaboration to further accelerate additive manufacturing (AM) technology and application. The current cooperation includes the areas software, automation and drive technology and use of AM technology:
- Siemens control and drive components are part of the new EOS M 300 series for metal additive manufacturing
- EOS’ job and process management software EOSPRINT 2 now integrates into AM module of Siemens NX 12
- Siemens will include an EOS P 500 system for polymer industrial 3D printing into its Additive Manufacturing Experience Center in Erlangen, Germany
New EOS M 300 series includes Siemens automation and drive technology
EOS expands its portfolio of well-proven systems for metal additive manufacturing with the EOS M 300 series. The solution is an automation-ready, future-proof platform that is configurable, scalable, and secure. For this, EOS also trusts in control and drive components from the Siemens comprehensive Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio.
Alfons Eiterer, Head of System Engineering EOS, states: “EOS puts a strong focus on high quality and reliability in its new developments, while at the same time ensuring dynamical and technological progress. This is the reason we chose Siemens control technology for our new EOS M 300 series. With Siemens we can rely on proven technical components and are well prepared to handle future requirements."
With EOS as a strategic partner in the field of industrial 3D printing Siemens has not only equipped the EOS M 300 series with components, but also the EOS P 500 system for polymer 3D printing on an industrial scale, as showcased first time at last years’ formnext fair.
EOSPRINT driver for Siemens NX 12 integration
EOSPRINT 2 is an intuitive, open and productive CAM tool that allows businesses to optimize CAD data for EOS systems. Siemens NX 12 is a seamless end to end solution starting with design, via topology optimization and process simulation to print preparation in one user interface. Now, an EOSPRINT driver for the Siemens NX12 AM module is available. Thus, EOSPRINT 2 functions are seamlessly integrated into Siemens’ NX Fixed Plane (Powder Bed) AM software module. This integration supports Siemens overall additive manufacturing solution offering, which helps to deliver an integrated and associatively linked additive manufacturing process from design to advanced 3D printing with EOS systems. As a result, engineers benefit from a quick and uninterrupted path from product idea to 3D printed part.
EOS P 500 becomes part of Siemens Additive Manufacturing Experience Center
Siemens is going to extend its Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) in Erlangen, Germany, with the EOS P 500 system. The AMEC provides an excellent overview and insight into different industrial AM technologies and information about the challenging industrial requirements for AM-design, -simulation and -production. It also offers an interactive experience, where the integrated seamless AM chain and the AM relevant products of Siemens are shown. “A fast industrialization of additive manufacturing can only be unleashed by a close co-operation of experts from a software, automation and drive system angle with industrial 3D printing experts, as is the case with Siemens and EOS. We are therefore proud to move with EOS into the next level of industrialization, which will help transforming additive manufacturing further from the prototyping phase into industrial serial production.”, states Dr. Karsten Heuser, VP of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens AG.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies. Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production.