Krailling, November 13, 2019 – At the formnext 2019 in hall 11.1 booth D31, EOS is demonstrating its EOS Shared Modules periphery solution for integrated and efficient additive manufacturing (AM) with systems of the EOS M 400 series. The various modules plus transport systems and control center software enable users to implement the equipping, unpacking, transporting and sieving activities parallel to the AM build process. Both a manual and an automated EOS Shared Modules set-up are available for this purpose.
This modularity gives companies a maximum of flexibility to configure their production scenarios: The EOS Shared Modules components are not set up as a combined unit, but individually and thus are available for multiple 3D printing systems simultaneously. The EOSCONNECT ControlCenter software provides users with a continuous flow of key production parameters and seamless part traceability by means of a digital twin. The result is significantly increased efficiency, particularly in series manufacturing: EOS Shared Modules maximizes machine uptime, boosts productivity and therefore reduces part costs. In future, the Shared Modules concept will also be offered for the EOS M 300 series.
As a further innovation in the field of industrial 3D printing, EOS is also displaying a range of trendsetting materials, including EOS ToolSteel H13, the only H13 tool steel that is suitable for additively manufacturing robust tools. Furthermore, EOS is presenting an array of copper materials that, on account of their varying conductivities, have a large number of possible applications, specifically in electronics.
EOS ToolSteel H13 is a hot work steel for both hot and cold work tools that has been specially optimized for industrial 3D printing. The material is known for its high hardenability, excellent wear resistance and outstanding heat resistance. EOS ToolSteel H13 is therefore particularly suited to additively manufacturing die casting, forging, and casting tools for hot work applications.
The copper materials EOS CopperAlloy CuCrZr and EOS Copper Cu feature a particularly advantageous combination of electrical and thermal conductivity, making them highly suitable for applications such as heat exchangers, electromechanical components, or molds.