Novi, Michigan, October 15, 2018 – EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has reached agreement with Visser Precision to significantly increase their metal additive manufacturing (AM) capacity with the purchase of three (3) EOS M 400-4 systems and two (2) of the recently unveiled EOS M 300-4 systems. Terms were reached during the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) 2018 trade fair and with the acquisition of the EOS M 300-4 systems, Visser Precision becomes the first organization to purchase the new platform.
For Visser Precision, market demands for DMLS-quality metal AM components in aerospace, space, defense, and other industries have been some of the bigger drivers to expand capacity to a total of eight (8) serial production capable systems with delivery of the new systems expected in the next few months.
“Additive manufacturing has moved from a stage of market acceptance to a technology that is now in demand across industries in search of DMLS-quality AM. Visser Precision is an organization that can now meet that market demand through this investment with EOS. We could not be more proud that Visser Precision is the first-to-purchase our new, high-performance EOS M 300-4 system, and has also purchased our flagship EOS M 400-4 system to take their AM capacity to the next level," said Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America. “They are a world-class organization that is truly setting themselves apart in the metal AM marketplace."
The two EOS metal AM systems are both four laser platforms designed for serial production, with the newest EOS M 300 series designed from the ground-up for integration into a digital manufacturing environment with configurable and scalable equipment architecture while delivering a productivity increase between four to 10 times compared to existing mid-frame systems.
“Our customers require the highest-performance, highest quality components and we feel partnering with EOS – the metal AM industry pioneers and leaders in DMLS – provides us with the capabilities we need to meet market demands now and in the next few years," said Ryan Coniam, president of Visser Precision. “Nearly anyone nowadays can 3D print something in metal, the trick is repeatability while meeting and maintaining quality and our investments with EOS mean we can deliver that to our customers."
About Visser Precision
Visser Precision provides advanced metals manufacturing solutions to its customers through amorphous casting, precision maching, custom mold building and additive manufacturing using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). The Denver based company is an AS9100 certified manufacturer and has experience producing quick turn blue streak prototypes and high rate long term production parts for many industries, including the aerospace, space, defense, automotive, and luxury goods industries.
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.