Krailling, May 16, 2019 – EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of Industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, presents the four new metal materials EOS StainlessSteel CX, EOS Aluminium AlF357, EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 5, and EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23. They have been tailored to suit a broad array of applications, ranging from automotive to medical applications.
EOS offers comprehensive data on the material properties of all four metals – such as the number of test specimens on which the mechanical properties are based on – as well as detailed scanning electron microscope (SEM) images that provide an insight into the material quality. Thus, EOS is providing companies with documentation and transparency that makes it easier for them to compare DMLS 3D printing with traditional manufacturing technologies and other 3D printing technologies. Such data and openness are a requirement for the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in series production
EOS classifies the technological maturity of all its polymers, metals, and processes in the form of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). The TRL concept was developed by NASA and is established in numerous industries. Level 5, for example, refers to a verification of the technical solution, while the highest, level 9, refers to full production capability with extensive statistical data documentation.
With validated parameters for part properties, EOS is both facilitating and accelerating the transition to series production using additive manufacturing.
Furthermore, for easy orientation, EOS divides its materials and processes into two categories: TRL 3–6 refer to CORE products, whereas TRL 7–9 refer to PREMIUM products and address the usage for series applications. One of the aims here is to make new materials available on the market with a clear value proposition.
The new materials belong to the following categories: