• EOS part with hand, 3D printing, plastic, powder | © EOS

    The EOS Blog
    Our Stories, News and Trends about Additive Manufacturing

You want to know more about the additive manufacturing technology and EOS? Then you've come to the right place. The EOS blog keeps you informed about Additive Manufacturing news and trends. Discover what drives us, be inspired, and join the conversation

Micro Factory | © Med In Town

Mobile Production Unit - Med In Town Fulfills Hospital Needs

Medical

November 2022 – Med In Town and EOS created the first MicroFactory – a flexible additive manufacturing unit in close proximity to medical care centers.

EOS supportless 3D printed parts in powderbed | © EOS

Support-Free Metal 3D Printing - The Realities and Benefits

3D Printing

October 2022 - Support-free 3D metal printing is an attractive proposition. But what does it really mean and why is it so appealing? Learn what support-free printing is, whether it’s actually possible and what benefits it can bring.

Why 3D Printing is Responsible Manufacturing -  Examples from different industries

Responsible Manufacturing

August 2022 – 3D printing offers various ways to improve efficiency and reduce materials, weight and waste, making it a perfect route for industrial production to enable Responsible Manufacturing. 

Music in the making - The 3D printed violin that traveled and changed the world

Responsible Manufacturing

August 2022 - To show the world what can be achieved with additive manufacturing, EOS created a 3D printed violin in 2011. Having traveled the globe and been played at different venues, it has now been auctioned off for a good cause. Join us in taking a look back at this amazing feat of engineering and what it meant for the profile of 3D printing.

Responsible 3D printing  with high-performance bio-based powder

Responsible Manufacturing, Materials

July 2022 – 3D printing is perfectly positioned to experiment and explore alternative methods and materials to reduce the carbon footprint of production. We have worked with partners to create a 100% bio-based powder for use in our 3D printers. Find out how this innovative powder is a step toward more responsible manufacturing.

Metal 3D Printing Recoaters -  Do they affect build quality?

Metal

July 2022 - Choosing a recoater blade for your metal 3D printing jobs may seem like a difficult decision to make, but what if we told you that it doesn’t need to be? Our research team has been experimenting with recoater and powder combinations to give you a better understanding of how it affects the quality of your builds.

3D printing building process, powder, laser

Reimagining 3D printing  with an innovative exposure strategy

3D Printing

July 2022 - At EOS, we are always exploring new technologies and methods to enhance the 3D printing process. Our team has developed an exciting new strategy for laser exposure that results in better quality production and a reduction in energy expenditure.

INTEGRA P 450: Bringing Feedback to Fruition The Key Benefits that Guide the INTEGRA P 450

Additive Minds, Polymer

June 2022 - For nearly two decades, we have been developing polymer additive manufacturing solutions.  Along the way we’ve collected a library of crucial feedback from those who know best… our customers.

EOS factory of the future | © EOS

What to consider when thinking about Operational Availability in Additive Manufacturing?

Consulting, Digital Factory

May 2022 - Operational availability is a formal metric in systems engineering that indicates how long a system was available compared to the time it could have been used based on defined downtime calculations. It has been established in the traditional manufacturing industry for years and is increasingly being discussed in the comparatively young additive manufacturing sector. But how can it be applied in this evolving industry?

Stator segment built from EOS NickelAlloy IN718, DMLS, 3D printing, laser | © EOS

Smooth Surfaces for Additive Manufacturing

Consulting

May 2022 - Think that surface smoothing is part of your post-processing workflow? Think again. By utilizing design and technology, you can achieve an optimized final product and eliminate sub-optimal surface smoothing.

 

The INTEGRA P 450 Offers Materials Processing up to 300°C

3D Printing Systems, Polymer, Polymer

April 2022 -Achieve unprecedented material flexibility, realize new opportunities for innovation, and embrace possibilities to optimize and develop new materials. Until recently, additive manufacturing (AM) was challenged with a limited portfolio of polymer and composite materials. The INTEGRA P 450 processes materials at up to 300 degrees Celsius, enabling new materials and applications that weren’t possible before.

Get Better Quality and More Consistency - with The New INTEGRA P 450

3D Printing, Polymer

April 2022 - 8-zone quartz heating delivers consistent heating across the entire build area, while an advanced thermal imaging camera provides real-time monitoring and quality control 

The Shift to Customization - how the freedom of AM brings customization to consumers

3D Printing, Responsible Manufacturing

April 2022 - As an EOS polymer engineer, one of the many things I've learned from 3D printing application design is that consumers are becoming interested in products tailored to them, based on style, their physical traits, and that meet their desired performance characteristics.

After a successful Factory Acceptance Test - from the production site in Maisach to the world

Digital Factory

April 2022 – EOS metal and polymer systems have been manufactured and assembled at the EOS production site in Maisach since 2017. However, the production halls are not only used for assembly but also offer all services related to customer acceptance. Only when each machine has passed the comprehensive quality control is it shipped to customers worldwide. As part of the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), building a specific customer application on a system before it is shipped is also possible.

Customer Satisfaction as Guiding Principle — a Look Behind the Scenes

March 2022 - Quality and reliability are the key drivers for our daily work. That’s why we have strengthened our focus on customer satisfaction with an integrated monitoring system. Curious how? We take you behind the scenes.

EOS Service Diagnosis and Trouble Shooting | © EOS

Additive Manufacturing in the Aftermarket From Physical Parts to Digital Products and Services

Consulting, Digital Factory

March 2022 - We’re still waiting to see the full effects that COVID-19 has had on global supply chains, but trends are already beginning to emerge. Three consequences look to shake up production and after-market business models - all of which are well suited to additive manufacturing.

EOS Microscope Quality Check | © EOS

In-process monitoring systems for metal additive manufacturing

Consulting, Digital Factory

Februar 2022 - One major concern for many newcomers to the additive manufacturing industry is quality assurance. Traditional safety testing methods are time-consuming and costly and can drive up costs when you’re creating one-of-a-kind bespoke prints. Utilizing in-process monitoring can not only provide quality control but drive down costs and lead times of production.

Disused devices from EOS help protect the environment - and promote inclusion

Corporate

January 2022 - AfB collected and processed 647 IT and mobile equipment with a total weight of 2.1 tonnes from EOS last year. With decommissioned notebooks, PCs and smartphones we help secure jobs for people with disabilities, conserve valuable resources and save energy.

EOS factory of the future | © EOS

Preventing Cyber Risks in Additive Manufacturing How EOS Secures OT Operations

Software

After connecting the EOS manufacturing production environments to the Internet and adopting different cloud services, new security risks had emerged for our OT networks. We wanted improved visibility into our OT environments to prevent cyber attacks in the manufacturing industry. Therefore, the EOS’s security team needed to increase their visibility and management of OT assets and networks to improve the production and security of the company.

EOS Automated Production Facility | © EOS

EOS Pilot Production Line - Ready for you!

Consulting, Digital Factory

December 2021 - EOS can optimize and verify customer production throughput, part quality, and business cases for critical parts and workflows with metal and polymer pilot production lines. Our digital factory near Munich airport is ready for your ideas with state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing and post-processing equipment.

Building Without Support - A Step-by-Step Guide

3D Printing

November 2021 - Building without supports or with a minimum of supports is a hot topic in metal powder bed fusion. The reason is apparent: Cost reduction. The number of supports impacts not only post-processing but also build-time and material consumption.

Orthopedic Implants - Opening up the Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing, Medical

November 2021 - EOS has developed a Ti64 AM process which, combined with Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) heat treatment process, creates outstanding fatigue properties. The goal of this project was to highlight and test these fatigue properties on an actual implant design and to compare the results to traditionally forged Ti64 hip stems. 

Support-free optimization of shrouded impellers

3D Printing

November 2021 - Traditionally, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) requires support structures to avoid deformations and conduct the heat away from the melt pool. These supports are part of the design and manufactured as a whole. After building, they are removed and thrown away. However, at EOS Additive Minds, we have optimized the process to produce 3D printed parts without support structures.

Use-cases of different recoater configurations for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

3D Printing

October 2021 - When it comes to different options of recoating blades, there has always been a debate in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) community whether to use a soft or a hard recoating solution. Here, I want to give an overview of different use cases and the advantages as well as disadvantages of soft and hard recoating. 

EOS factory of the future | © EOS

Scale your Additive Manufacturing Production - With the Highest Return on Investment

Consulting, Digital Factory

September 2021 - How to increase and optimize the productivity of an industrial 3D printing factory with minimum effort? We used simulation software to simulate the Additive Manufacturing process and the post-processing steps. Our customer use case makes the scaling process easy to follow. 

System Inspection | © EOS

Hands-on quality - setting standards for process and material development

Consulting, Digital Factory

August 2021 - The lack of universal standards of quality in the additive manufacturing industry can be a hurdle for many businesses looking to make the switch. In this white paper, we discuss what you should consider when setting standards of quality for a manufacturing process that’s constantly evolving. 

10 Key Skills for Industrial 3D Printing - The Know-how You Need Along the Process Chain

Education

August 2021 - With such a disruptive innovation as 3D printing, sector growth has happened much more quickly than the education offering for the workforce. To become AM experts, employees need to re-skill or up-skill into new roles.

How to bring a part to serial production? – Additive Manufacturing qualifications in regulated industries

Serial Production

July 2021 - Industries such as aerospace and medical technology are becoming adaptation leaders of Additive Manufacturing (AM). The use of AM in safety critical applications allows for high standards to set the precedent for excellent quality, safety, and reliability.

How to Create Differently with DMLS®? – Recipe to Create an Amazing Product

Metal

July 2021 - Designing a new product has become as easy as baking a cake! Here is the recipe to combine all the ingredients to print a fantastic product. See how we designed a pen using all the freedom offered by Additive Manufacturing.

Introducing Positive Leadership - Making Happiness a Focus for our Organization

Corporate

June 2021 - At EOS, we have dedicated ourselves to make happiness a focus the entire organization. We believe in a positive company culture. Therefore, we have started a global cultural transformation to create a safe space, while focusing on our strengths, common goals, and solutions.

Mastering Post-Processing with Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing

June 2021 - So you’ve printed your exciting new part using the latest additive manufacturing processes. What now? Join Fabian and guest Felix Ewald as they discuss post-processing options to consider for your final product.

Additive Manufacturing Strategies -  A Chat with a Panel of Industry Experts

3D Printing

June 2021 - Join Fabian and a panel of three additive manufacturing industry experts. Having utilized additive manufacturing for various applications, our experts share their strategies for implementing 3D printing into their business models.

Reinventing the Eyewear Industry - How Industrial 3D Printing and a Convergence of Technologies Allowed Fitz Frames to Change an Industry

Polymer

June 2021 - In the latest Additive Snack podcast episode, Katie Brandeau, the Chief Product Officer of Fitz Frames, joined podcast host, Fabian Alefeld, to discuss how Fitz Frames creates custom eyewear for children with the snap of a camera, or more specifically, a selfie.

EOS factory of the future | © EOS

EOS Developer Network -  Streamlined for our Software Development Partners

Software

June 2021 - A major evolution of the EOS Developer Network is the recently launched EDN Portal. The web-based service brings our virtual systems to the cloud, thus making it even easier to connect to EOS APIs and test software.

What’s in a name? – Do We 3D Print or Additively Manufacture?

3D Printing

May 2021 - 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing are two dominant terms used for our industry and class of technologies. Let’s take a look at where these terms came from and what they mean.

Reinventing Kids’ Eyewear with Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing

May 2021 - Ever wondered just how bringing additive manufacturing (AM) into your design and production processes can revolutionize your business? This week’s guest, Katie Brandeau, tells Fabian all about how Fitz Frames has changed how we see children’s eyewear.

FIT Additive Manufacturing Group Serial Production | © FIT Additive Manufacturing Group Serial Production

FIT and EOS - pioneers of Additive Manufacturing  and innovative companions for over 25 years

Partner

April 2021 - FIT was one of the first service bureaus to focus on rapid prototyping using 3D printing. Today the specialty supplier operates one of the largest additive manufacturing factories in Germany with 21 EOS systems.

Put a Bird On It - Why Isn’t it Easier to Launch a Product with an Innovative Lattice Design?

3D Printing

April 2021 - While many industries are diving into additive manufacturing (AM) successfully and launching products, some just dip a toe in and then push pause.  So why are some companies struggling to get deeper into AM? What challenges should they anticipate?

Digitalization and Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing

March 2021- Joining Fabian this week is Shane Fox, CEO of LINK3D, to discuss digitalization and additive manufacturing. From optimizing workflows to increasing print success

Pushing Boundaries in China - EOS opens new office and technology center in Shanghai

Corporate

March 2021 - The new EOS location in the South of Shanghai shows the newest technology and innovation projects for our customers. The investment is part of a long-term commitment to help our key innovators in China to push boundaries and develop new solutions to increase their gain.

Henry Ford Community College | © Henry Ford Community College

Promoting Diversity, Growing Opportunities in STEM Fields - Partnership with Henry Ford College

Corporate

March 2021 - EOS is committed to help facilitate positive changes, and minimize the barriers faced by underserved populations, including black, indigenous, and students of color enrolled in STEM degree programs. We are honored to partner with Henry Ford College to encourage and support individuals in their educational pursuits.

How to Implement Additive Manufacturing Successfully - Creating Value by Setting the Base for a Holistic Implementation

3D Printing

February 2021 - Implementing additive manufacturing can be a long and difficult process. Learn how your organization can prepare correctly to be set up for success and create added value.

iphone | © EOS

Immersive Learning for Additive Manufacturing - eLearning Award 2021 goes to Additive Minds Academy 

Education

February 2021 - Augmented Virtuality breaks down the walls between learning and working. Knowledge comes to the place where it is needed in the moment of need. Not everything that is possible has been implemented yet, but we are taking big steps forward.

Building process of an EOS M 290, DMLS, 3D printing, metal, laser | © EOS

Plan, Print, Perfect - Finding Success in Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing

February 2021 - Additive manufacturing (AM) is a sophisticated process that is uncovering new production capabilities and business benefits for many organizations. Learn how the AM journey can lead your organization to success.

Responsible Manufacturing Sustainability will be our key driver as of 2021

Responsible Manufacturing

January 2021 - What will be the key trends for 3D printing in 2021? CEO Marie Langer predicts that sustainability will become a huge priority for additive manufacturing companies together with digitization and industrialization.

Unlocking Higher Performance 3D Printing Applications

3D Printing

January 2021 - Want to elevate your additive manufacturing but not sure what awaits you around this corner? This week on Additive Snack, Fabian is joined by Brad Rothenburg to talk about what not to do when getting started in additive manufacturing.

EOS has joined AMGTA -  How to advance sustainability in the AM industry?

Responsible Manufacturing

December 2020 - EOS is a member of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) that published a first research paper on sustainability. In our interview, Sherry Handel, Executive Director of AMGTA, talks about the environmental impacts of additive manufacturing.

How to start your additive manufacturing journey 

3D Printing

December 2020 - Thinking of venturing into the world of additive manufacturing? Join Fabian and guest Wilderich as they discuss why now is the time to invest, how to bring value using additive manufacturing, and their roadmaps to success.

On-Demand Manufacturing - the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

3D Printing

November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the medical industry worldwide. As a result, additive manufacturing entered the conversation to help the medical industry as a powerful short-and long-term solution for supply chains.

AdditiveMinds Consulting, EOS, 3D printing | © EOS

Additive Minds Academy -  the learning journey has started

Education

November 2020 - Real and virtual learning worlds will be the cornerstone of the additive manufacturing industry. Additive Minds Academy bundles all competencies relating to training, learning and knowledge sharing. 

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