Krailling, April 11, 2019 – With an installed base of nearly 3,500 industrial 3D printing systems, the German family-owned enterprise EOS is the world's leading supplier of systems for additive manufacturing (AM) solutions. Its path to success is characterized by a pioneering spirit, courage, and the strong motivation to improve people's lives through the use of the technology. When founding the company on April 24, 1989, Dr. Hans J. Langer had a clear vision: producing three-dimensional objects directly from CAD data using laser technology, for what was at the time, a new rapid prototyping market.
The potential applications for 3D printing are practically unlimited as it is capable of producing flexible, light, and stable parts that only use as much raw material as needed to manufacture the product. EOS' technology and know-how are accordingly used in a variety of industries and areas of life: Whether fuel-saving components in the aviation sector, spare parts on demand for buses and trains, or prostheses individually created to suit each patient.
The increasing use of AM in serial production scenarios is accompanied by the necessity to integrate this technology in existing production environments. The goal is to achieve a highly flexible production that optimally combines industrial 3D printing and conventional manufacturing technologies in a digital factory – a development that EOS is actively advancing.
The establishment of complete digital production platforms is a major goal that we are aiming to achieve in the coming years. It's not just about providing the right 3D printing solutions, but about evaluating, planning, setting-up, and optimizing AM production cells to leverage all the advantages and possibilities of digitalization."
EOS is the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore, EOS customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.