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    EOS Additive Manufacturing

    Benefits of 3D Printing
    for Industrial Production

Advantages of 3D Printing Proper Use and Implementation

Additive manufacturing creates significant competitive advantages for organizations. Whether you need local on-demand spare parts production, customized products, lightweight designs, functional integration or completely new ideas are on the table, industrial 3D printing is ideally suited for your needs and it's now capable of much more than rapid prototyping. Depending on your requirements, a medium series industrial production of up to 100,000 parts per system per year is now easily feasible. And those volumes are continuing to increase.

Assess Potential What Distinguishes Additive Manufacturing
From Conventional Manufacturing

How has manufacturing worked until now? In some cases, you needed an intermediate step with a tool, mold or wax pattern to make a product by die casting, injection molding or investment casting. In other cases, the product was machined from a block of material by CNC milling; in other words, it was substractive manufactured. And yes, these methods are all tried-and-tested. Injection molding, for example, will continue to be unbeatable if you need to produce millions of plastic components.

The biggest advantage of industrial 3D printing lies in the freedom of part design, which doesn’t depend on any tool or mold.

Your product is built up layer by layer from 3D CAD data. This reduces costs, resources and time expenditure in many areas beyond just large series industrial production. Prototypes can be built quickly and cost-efficiently to optimize designs and accelerate development cycles. End products for individual or series production can be flexible and made on demand.

EOS technology is characterized by almost unlimited design freedom and significantly reduced development, production and delivery times. Development and production costs are also drastically reduced. Parts with lower weight and higher complexity become possible to realize, and production requires less material and minimal tools.

Karl-Heinz Dusel | Head of Additive Manufacturing Technology | MTU

Example From Practice – The EOS Kolibri Project All Advantages Combined into a Single Assembly: Overcoming Design and Production Limitations With Additive Manufacturing

This project demonstrates all the advantages of additive manufacturing: complex geometries, lightweight design and functional integration, with practically no limits to the design. Discover how industrial 3D printing technology is changing the world of manufacturing.