This cooperation pools resources and expertise to enable the implementation of customer-specific manufacturing solutions along the entire value chain – from the initial idea, over design and construction, right through to production and post-processing and, ultimately, the finished component.
By forging alliances with external partners, EOS aims to implement joint go-to-market strategies, offer EOS customers end-to-end solutions and raise awareness of the possibilities that additive manufacturing offers the world of industrial manufacturing.
Their cooperation focusses on five key areas:
EOS has joined forces with Premium Aerotec to develop a complete AM manufacturing cell able to produce aluminum components for the automotive and aerospace industry. The pilot unit comprises a range of machines for additive manufacturing, post-processing and quality assurance. The innovation of the process chain is the integration of the additive manufacturing production process in an automated production line, thus successfully combining AM technology and conventional process steps.
The two companies have jointly developed a new process with high productivity for laser metal 3D printing, which has dramatically reduced production time and overall costs.
The combination of GKN's innovative metal powder, EOS StainlessSteel 316L VPro and the unique expertise of EOS in the field of process and additive manufacturing has enabled high-performance and scalable component production.
The cooperation with Siemens covers software, automation, drive technology and implementation of industrial 3D printing: Siemens control and drive components are an integral part of the EOS M 300 series and the P 500 series for metal and polymer additive manufacturing. The EOS job and process management software EOSPRINT 2 can also now be integrated in the AM module of Siemens NX12.
Dunlee is a leading supplier of 3D printed tungsten parts and is ISO 13485 certified for development and production.
Since 2012, Dunlee has been working with EOS to develop the very sophisticated anti-scatter grids application made of tungsten - and that up to series production. Dunlee is preferred partner for the production of tungsten ASGs and other tungsten components in medical technology.
Materialise's role as EOS partner is software development for enabling and optimizing the advanced use of industrial 3D printing. This ranges from STL file creation and the preparation of building jobs, through to design optimization or even reverse engineering.