Krailling, November 16, 2021 – EOS, a leading supplier for responsible manufacturing solutions based on industrial 3D printing technology, is convinced that the future belongs to digital manufacturing, with industrial this technology being one of the key drivers. Under the motto grow your part, grow your business, grow responsibly EOS at the formnext 2021 in hall 12.1/booth D01 in Frankfurt/Germany showcases its complete solution portfolio, including the metal and polymer technology, consulting, and education programs.
Sustainability is the order of the day for all of us. It has always been in our company DNA, focused on our customers and their applications. Now, we are taking it to the next level. We are working towards establishing responsible manufacturing as the ‘new normal’.” And he concludes: “We are striving to increase the energy efficiency of our systems, reducing overall waste, using resources more consciously at every step of the process, and offering digital training. We invite partners and customers to join us on this journey and support our goal of responsible manufacturing.
An assessment of the carbon footprint of an additively manufactured product must always be made in relation to a specific application. Besides the existing consulting offerings that mainly focus on business case and cost-per-part analysis, EOS Additive Minds now also offers life cycle analysis (LCA) of final parts as well as carbon calculation that will help customers to investigate the carbon footprint of a 3D printing production. Based on machine costs, energy, and gas consumption as well as materials, EOS can calculate the footprint of an entire AM-based production. The life cycle analysis of components starts with procurement, continues through production and the utilization phase, and ends with recycling.
What EOS has also learned over the past year is that powder materials can have a huge impact when it comes to carbon footprint. Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), an EOS company and leading materials developer for industrial 3D printing, conducted a full life cycle analysis study of materials from sourcing to production to customer delivery in both the U.S. and Europe.
It has released the industry’s first carbon neutral certified polymer materials line, starting with PA 820 MF CN – a mineral-filled bio-circular polyamide 11 material, and PA 802 CF CN – a carbon fiber filled bio-circular polyamide 11, optimized for high performance and certified as carbon neutral. The polyamide 11 base material, produced by Arkema and then customized by ALM for AM, is another step in EOS’ commitment to Responsible Manufacturing and sustainability.
EOS provides responsible manufacturing solutions via industrial 3D printing technology to manufacturers around the world. Connecting high quality production efficiency with its pioneering innovation and sustainable practices, the independent company formed in 1989 will shape the future of manufacturing. Powered by its platform-driven digital value network of machines and a holistic portfolio of services, materials and processes, EOS is deeply committed to fulfilling its customers’ needs and acting responsibly for our planet.