Novi, Michigan, November 30, 2021 – EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing for metals and polymers, has delivered and installed its 1,000th machine in the North American market.
The milestone printer – an AMCM M 4K from EOS‘ AMCM business unit – is a large scale, four-laser, high productivity system, installed at Florida-based Sintavia, one of the world’s largest metal additive manufacturers focused on the production of advanced propulsion systems for the aerospace, defense, and space industries. Unique to the AMCM M 4K is its ability to 3D print applications up to one (1) meter high – a feat unimaginable in additive manufacturing (AM) only a few short years ago.
“Constant innovation, consistency between machines, and industrial-scale production dependability are why aerospace manufacturers of tomorrow rely on EOS,“ said Brian Neff, CEO of Sintavia. “While this AMCM M4K represents the 1,000th machine in North America for EOS, it also represents the 17th EOS machine for Sintavia. Their machines form the foundation of our company’s manufacturing technology, and we are thrilled to be part of this milestone achievement in EOS’ history.“
The delivery of EOS’ 1,000th machine in North America comes at a time when additive manufacturing (AM) is experiencing incredible market growth. A 2021 report from Lux Research anticipates that the AM market will reach $51 billion by 2030, up from $12 billion in 2020.
- Andy Snow, EOS North America Senior Vice President
EOS was founded in April 1989 by Dr. Hans Langer in Gräfelfing, Germany, a small municipality south of Munich. By 1990, global brands like BMW were using EOS’ STEREOS 400 stereolithography system, and within five years the company had introduced its first powder bed-based laser sintering system for manufacturing prototypes from plastic. The organization continued to develop and produce new, increasingly innovative industrial 3D printers in the years that followed while also undertaking a global expansion, establishing a presence in Italy, the United Kingdom and Finland. The company founded its North American headquarters in Novi, Michigan, in 2001. Today EOS North America also has its technical center in Pflugerville, Texas, and its materials engineering and production center at Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) in Temple, Texas.
Since its founding, EOS has continually innovated, collaborated, and worked to advance the capabilities of AM leading to its current, robust ecosystem of products and services. From hardware, software, and materials development and production, to its Additive Minds team of applied engineers, EOS’ experience and end-to-end offerings of products, services, and training are designed to support organizations at each step of their AM journey – from start to part.
Designed by EOS Additive Minds Engineer, Jorge Cisneros, and using the EOS M 290 metal 3D printer, the “EOS 1,000th Machine Award” is a unique, artistic accomplishment highlighting many 3D printing capabilities. The two main frames in the piece were produced Ti64 using surface lattice structure; the base printed in 316L, and the “floating copper ball” produced using Cu pure copper.