EOS North America  

Novi,  MI 
United States
248-306-0143
http://www.eos.info
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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, customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.


 Press Releases

  • Smarter Manufacturing: Additive Manufacturing and the Digital Value Chain

    For hundreds of years, manufacturing has been a game of trade-offs between speed, cost, and functionality. Each phase of product development, from design to manufacturing to distribution, must make compromises and synergize so that the product can meet cost, quality, and time-to-market targets.

    For example, an air manifold may be designed with cylindrical ducts so that it can be fabricated from a stock size of tubing, even if a custom, optimized shape would reduce weight and allow air to flow more effectively.

    Historically, engineers were only allowed to follow through on these types of optimizations in low-volume, high-value applications such as performance automotive or aerospace R&D. Today, additive manufacturing (AM) has removed manufacturability constraints, changing the way manufacturers think about product lifecycle and ultimately bringing these better, more effective parts to market.

    Digital Manufacturing

    (Image courtesy of EOS.)
    (Image courtesy of EOS.)

    AM is a digital process: each build is represented by a digital file and can be reproduced by anyone with the same printer and the same material. Of course, CNC cutting paths also represent part geometries digitally in G-code, but reproducing these cutting paths requires the same tools, the same stock material and dimensions, and possibly even the same machine. The digital nature of AM creates new opportunities for innovation in the product lifecycle.

    Taking the entire product lifecycle into account is critical when evaluating AM for a specific manufacturing application. For example, building a part with AM may take longer and potentially have different costs than another process such as CNC milling, but if redesigning the part for AM eliminates costs elsewhere in the lifecycle, then it's well worth it to use additive. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways that can happen.

    To find out more about how AM is creating opportunities for more effective product lifecycle in manufacturing, engineering.com spoke to Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America.

    The Digital Thread

    (Image courtesy of EOS.)
    (Image courtesy of EOS.)

    The product lifecycle begins with ideation and design. It’s well known that AM is able to support geometries and design features that aren’t possible using subtractive techniques. According to Fletcher, the design phase is also the starting point for a digital thread which follows the product through design, production, distribution, and even supports the end-of-life or decommissioning of the product. The digital thread is the foundation of all the ways digital manufacturing technology can support the product.

    One of the ways in which AM transforms the product lifecycle lies in this design phase. “The whole principle of design for manufacturing was once to simplify the design, so that it could be easily made. This undermines functionality in many cases. With AM complexity is free,” explained Fletcher. “For example, one of our partners produced a trabecular hip cup, which has a design which couldn’t be produced any other way, and provides better functionality thanks to those design features.”

    What separates the EOS vision of the digital value chain from other AM proponents is that in the company’s vision of digital manufacturing, high-volume subtractive manufacturing techniques are considered to be a necessary tool in the toolbox for manufacturing. However, the digital thread and design for AM can support the lifecycle of products which require high-volume production, too.

    (Image courtesy of EOS.)
    (Image courtesy of EOS.)

    “When your product originates digitally, it gives you a lot more versatility,” explained Fletcher. “Sometimes we get a little bit obsessed with the AM part of it, but for me it's not really that part that makes the most difference. What makes the most difference is your ability to design, develop and manufacture the product in the digital environment.”

    Digital Twin

    (Image courtesy of EOS.)
    (Image courtesy of EOS.)

    For example, the automotive industry has, in some cases, struggled to find significant use cases for AM, due in part to the high volume of production. However, automotive is also an industry in which the product lifecycle has a long tail. Spare parts and warranty repairs extend for years after vehicles roll off the line. This creates a problem: parts optimized for high volume production can be expensive at low volumes.

    “Now, the automotive industry is designing digitally, developing designs using AM, using all that technology’s advantages such as rapid iteration. Next, they make a decision depending on volume whether they take a more traditional route [such as stamping or molding, for example] or they go the additive route,” explained Fletcher. “But when high-volume production is finished, they then have the ability to revert to the digital method of production, which makes a lot more sense when you're only making hundreds for spares, rather than making tens of thousands for production.”

    The digital value chain also provides freedom in where parts are produced. Because additive is a digital process, manufacturing and design expertise is not required at the geographic location of printing equipment. For example, rather than manufacturing a large inventory of spare parts in Taiwan or Tennessee, and shipping them around the globe, companies can print spare parts in a network of local facilities, shortening supply lines and reducing costs.

    Digital Inventory

    (Image courtesy of EOS.)
    (Image courtesy of EOS.)

    This brings us to the third benefit of the digital value chain in manufacturing: the digital inventory. Historically, producing parts after the initial high-volume production phase has been expensive. Fletcher described the reality in the automotive industry.

    “The design advantages we’ve discussed only represent 20 percent of all the advantages that the digital value chain has to offer,” said Fletcher. “It also provides the ability to reduce cost further down the process.”

    “In the automotive industry, the lifecycle of the vehicle is getting shorter and shorter. It changes more rapidly than it once did. But, when vehicles are being produced in sufficient volumes, then they’re probably going to be made by utilizing stamping or casting or injection molding, or machining and all of the traditional techniques. The problem is that when you get to the end of the optimized, high-volume part of production, these automotive executives are faced with supporting their customers for the next 50 years, because that's what we expect as customers. It might be out of production for 30 years or so, but consumers expect to get spare parts for their cars ad infinitum, forever.”

    (Image courtesy of EOS.)
    (Image courtesy of EOS.)

    Fletcher continued, “This means that for the automotive industry, before a model goes out of production, they build a ton of spare parts, so that they don't have to use all of these die sets, all of these stamping tools, all of these mold tools. They must store all these tools and spare parts in huge warehouses, just waiting to be used, and at some time in the future, they may have to refurbish all this equipment. They spend an enormous amount of money storing it in the first place, an enormous amount of money refurbishing it, and an enormous amount of money bringing it back into production. Once they bring it back into production, they may only have demand for a couple of hundred parts. But they must manufacture tens of thousands of parts, because they realize that if they have to repeat this cycle, it's a really costly process again. So, then tons of spare parts go back onto warehouse shelves gathering dust, because the process requires them to do it that way, and it's entirely cost-ineffective.”

    In comparison, explained Fletcher, manufacturers can eliminate all of this costly warehousing and inventory, replacing it with a digital inventory of digital twin spare parts to be printed on demand. Furthermore, there’s no reason not to optimize a part, such as a bracket, for a traditional manufacturing process during initial process, but then use an additive-optimized design for the same part as a spare.

    “If you want to produce a seat belt bracket in the hundreds of thousands, you're not going to do it using AM,” said Fletcher. “But if you design it in such a way that it can be produced in high volumes using traditional methods, and it's kept relatively simple as a consequence of that, and you don't over complicate the additive design, then as long as the location point doesn't change, as long as generally the shape is the same, it fits into the same space, then it doesn't have to look identical to the traditionally manufactured part. It can look somewhat different, but it will do exactly the same job and can be produced considerably more cost effectively.”

    The Digital Value Chain—Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

    When considering the value that AM could add to your manufacturing business, look beyond the four walls of the manufacturing department. The technology enables a new way of thinking about the entire product lifecycle, from design to spare parts.

    “I think the dynamic will change fundamentally,” said Fletcher. “Digital disruption is coming to everything, and it will certainly be in manufacturing. So, I think that there will always be a place for the traditional way of making things. At least for the next 20 or 30 years, I see additive as a complementary process. Additive is complementary to subtractive, but I think as we get used to these ideas of Industry 4.0 and the factory of the future the ratio will shrink dramatically and there will be considerably more AM in the world than there will be subtractive manufacturing.”

    In short, AM and the digital thread represents a better way to make better parts, and is an excellent example of how 3D printing technology is maturing, leaving the Gartner hype cycle behind and becoming an effective part of the manufacturing landscape.

    For more details about the digital value chain, contact EOS at glynn@eos-na.com.

    EOS has sponsored this post.  All opinions are mine.  --Isaac Maw.

  • 5 Questions with Laura Gilmour

    EOS’ Global Medical Business Development Manager, Laura Gilmour, discusses medical 3D printing.

    1.How is additive manufacturing (AM) used in the medical field?

    The majority of AM medical devices are implants, with about 79% being titanium, according to recent FDA analysis. Pioneers are now getting clearance for third or fourth implants. Titanium acetabular cups recently achieved 10-year clinical history.

    Patient-specific cutting guides made from nylon also have more than 10 years of clinical history. At EOS, we are seeing more orthosis and prosthesis applications due to the ability to print reliable patient-specific devices

    As one of the earliest suppliers of additive technology, EOS has gathered a long history of user needs, which we used to develop a new polymer machine, the Integra P400, showcased at RAPID + TCT.

    2.Which Integra P 400 features benefit the medical industry?

    Customers have been pushing technology providers for faster build times. In response to this, Integra P 400’s novel dual recoating system design can spread preheated powder across the build platform at 0.4m/sec. Preheating decreases the time between layers, traditionally needed to create thermal homogeneity. A new scanning strategy using a 120W CO2 laser and digital galvanometers further decreases layer time, speeding the build process.

    Polymer powder bed systems had required warm-up and cool-down time to address thermal warping and part accuracy. The Integra P 400’s laser window enables rapid turnover to increase machine production time. Parts still need to cool to ensure accuracy, but equipment doesn’t sit idle during cooling.

    3.What new features in the Integra P 400 support quality control?

    The Integra P 400’s built-in monitoring system uses an IR camera to identify cold or hot spots in the build chamber. Consistent temperature is essential for polymer AM, so this monitoring demonstrates that what you expected to build was built – without destructive testing.

    In addition, independently adjustable quartz heating in eight zones promotes uniform thermal distribution for homogenized part production. This greatly increases system reliability and reduces scrap.

    4.Does the AM process affect biocompatibility?

    So far, regulators have cleared devices, not materials. So, it’s a misconception to say a material has FDA clearance or approval. EOS approaches biocompatibility with some initial biocompatibility testing according to ISO 10993. This gives customers an indication that a printed part is biocompatible, but as always, it’s up to the device manufacturer to ensure the final, finished, serialized device is biocompatible. Several customers have device clinical history with our polymer and metal materials, such as PA2200 and PA1101 or our titanium alloys.

    5.What is the most common AM implementation challenge you see?

    Two challenges are common for device manufacturers new to AM. The first is not taking the manufacturing process into account during design. The design team can not work in a silo from the manufacturing team; it’s critical both teams have input during the design stage for part orientation with respect to critical features, for example.

    The second would be adding AM into the quality system. Since AM is new and does not have many standards to reference, many manufacturers see this as a hurdle. Our applied engineering consultant team, Additive Minds, can help customers identify gaps in their quality systems.

    Most customers purchase this service with their first production machine.

    Our philosophy is to teach the customer what they need to know so then they can apply it to the next product in their pipeline.

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  • From Disruptor to Partner: 3D Printing Companies Take Their Place in the O&P Market

    From industry disruptors to partnering with clinicians, manufacturers of 3D-printed orthoses and prostheses have made strides in recent years as they improve their devices and make them more accessible to patients.

    Advances in printers, materials, and scanning technology mean that 3D printing is becoming mainstream in some areas of O&P, including fabrication. Device manufacturers are now partnering with clinicians and O&P professionals to help give patients the best possible experience and devices.

     "3D printing is not something of the future; this is happening today. Right now," says Dr. Franziska Fuchs, LL.M.oec., CEDS, business development manager healthcare and humaneering at EOS, which produces industrial 3D printers and medically approved 3D-printing materials and is headquartered in Krailling, Germany. "The main point is to select the right technology and application for the patient."

    The right application of this technology can benefit everyone, she says.

    "In 3D printing, it makes no difference whether 50 identical or individual parts are made," she says. "If you use it correctly, you can produce your parts any shape anywhere and anytime. With this kind of technology, you are quite flexible."

    Potential in O&P
    The potential of 3D printing could be enormous for O&P—which has the challenge of making devices that are standardized by design and quality while being customized for the individual patient.

    This kind of challenge is perfect for 3D printing, says Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D-printing company.

    "If you don't want to be locked into a high production run or there is inherent mass customization in your design, 3D printing is by far the best solution," he says. Shapeways has been working with materials manufacturers, including EOS, to give customers quality materials to create their devices. EOS has created PA11, a biodegradable nylon material derived from castor oil that has been used in many 3D-printed products, including orthoses and prostheses.

    As printers and materials improve, 3D-printed devices are also becoming more affordable, Kress says.

    "Every day, 3D printing gets cheaper. Every day," he says. "The quality is better and the end product is more economical than ever before."

    Not only that, but printing is also great for developing low-cost prosthetic prototypes as experts go through iterations to perfect their solution.

    "If you were to make a traditional part, the mold for an injection mold would cost $500,000 to $1 million and you have to make millions of parts out of that. You have to be very committed. It doesn't allow for change."

    Instead, he says, 3D-printed parts can be printed at a low cost and if they don't work out, they can be redesigned and printed again. The investment doesn't have to be big. Companies like Shapeways can print the device so the O&P practice doesn't have to bear the high cost of a 3D printer.

    "There's no minimum cost to get started," Kress says. "We have proven quality because we've developed our expertise. 3D printing is hard and we have the expertise to do it."

    If flexibility on a project is affordable there is more room for innovation, he says.

    "It's about access," Kress says. "If you were to make a big investment on your own, you'd have to pick a technology, choose material, and it would cost a lot to change," he says. "We see our customers changing technologies and materials all the time as they try to make the best products for their customers."

    The ability to make high-quality, customized products easily and on a massive scale could help fill a huge need in some parts of the world, says Fuchs.

    "Globally, 80 percent of the people who need medical orthotic or prosthetic devices haven't access to any service," she says. "Only 20 percent of the real need is accessed today with existing solutions. If you can bring the high-quality custom solutions to nearly every place in the world, you can help overcome this gap."

    Even with this potential, there's still a lot of room to grow, Kress says. There's also a lot more people in the O&P community who could benefit from this technology and aren't utilizing it, he says.

    "A lot of O&P companies are not leaning into the technology as much as there is an opportunity to," Kress says.

     Changing a Bad Reputation
    While 3D printing can be a manufacturing solution, it is not the full solution, the experts warn. A 3D-printed prosthesis or orthosis is only as good as its design, fit, durability, technology, and the materials it is made out of.

    While there is a lot of potential for good in the world of 3D-printed O&P devices, there's also room for harm, the experts warn. Since it can be so easy to make devices with 3D printers, there have been a lot of substandard devices made by hobbyists and given to users. According to experts, some of these devices, distributed by nonprofits, came with life-changing promises but were not well tested, hadn't been vetted by medical professionals, and were made of materials that were not strong or safe enough.

    "These downloadable designs make great STEM [science, technology engineering, and math] projects for schools, they start a conversation around design and disability, but they are not medical products," says Samantha Payne, COO and cofounder of Open Bionics headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom. "They haven't been made with clinical input and they do not offer functional benefit. Parents are often left disappointed when they have been offered a ‘prosthetic solution' from the maker community but receive something ill-fitting and functionally useless. These designs have been shared with good intentions—we need to make sure that what the maker community is communicating matches what they're providing and sharing."

    Growing concern within the O&P community about substandard devices prompted the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association to release a statement in 2015 saying that the organization was intrigued by 3D-printing technology but was worried because many of the devices did not meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements.

    Unfortunately, Payne says, these bad products given to patients have made some in the O&P community wary of all 3D-printed devices.

    "There's a lot of misinformation, and clinicians see that, and it frustrates them," she says, adding that the perception can hurt companies with well-researched, tested, legitimate medical devices. "We're entering the market with a device that is medical grade and personalized…. Others are getting it completely wrong and it's a bad reflection of what 3D printing can be and can offer, and that's not good."

    One of the best ways to overcome this misperception is for manufacturers of 3D-printed devices to work with clinicians and let their expertise help in the production of the device, the experts say.

    "In the end, the knowledge of the orthopedic technician needs to be realized in 3D-printed devices," Fuchs says. "Doing a scan is one thing, but bringing in the intelligence of the orthopedic technician into the design is important for the patient."

    The ability to print the devices is ready, Fuchs says. What's needed now are the high-quality designs for those devices.

    "On the manufacturing level, 3D printing is already there for the orthotics and prosthetics industry," she says. "But in the end, it has to go hand-in-hand with the orthopedic solution."

     Working Together
    Partnering with O&P practitioners was an easy choice for Open Bionics, Payne says. Open Bionics built the Hero Arm, the first medically approved, 3D-printed multi-grip myoelectric arm. The company recently began distribution in the United States through an exclusive distribution agreement with Hanger Clinics, headquartered in Austin, Texas.

    To make the transradial prosthesis, Open Bionics went through years of testing and development. It had to pass rigorous quality standard tests in Europe and the United States to be medically approved on both continents.

    "We spent a long time designing the product with amputees and what that enabled us to do was understand what problems there were in that space," Payne says. "An amputee can have an amazing bionic hand, but if it's too heavy and uncomfortable, they won't wear it."

    Along with the multi-grip functionality, Open Bionics focused on the weight and temperature control to ensure that the Hero Arm was suitable for long-term use. In the end, they came up with a low-cost microprocessor hand that is able to be customized while still manufactured on a larger scale.

    "The materials are exceptionally lightweight and we can create a completely custom socket and liner," she says. "We've been able to make the most affordable bionic hand, but in time it will become even cheaper."

    To make sure it gets to as many people as possible, Open Bionics works with O&P practitioners to get the right specifications for the socket and liner. Practitioners can send in a scan of the limb or a plaster cast.

    "Some clinicians really value the hands-on nature of plaster-crafting and value that one-on-one time with their patients," Payne says. "It's really down to the clinicians about what's best for their patients. We work with the clinicians to make sure we are giving them exactly what they think is best."

    The company is also working to help dispel the stereotype of low-quality 3D-printed devices.

    "I think there's a lot of fear of the unknown," she says. "What we've seen is that people are really unsure. It's the first 3D-printed multi-grip bionic hand.... We just hand them the device and they immediately get it. We have to see as many clinicians as possible because once they see it, they completely get it. We have some very cool champions now who are helping us to educate people on it."

    For everything to come together, Payne says, "We trust clinicians to talk to users and provide an incredible experience. The clinicians place trust in the manufacturers and the manufacturers place trust in the clinicians."

    When both groups work together to do their jobs well, the patients benefit, she says.

     Mainstream 3D-printed O&P Products
    3D-printed devices are no longer on the fringe of the O&P world, the experts say.

    Along with the Hero Arm, there are many other 3D-printed O&P devices that are being professionally fabricated on a larger scale that clinicians can consider in their own practices.

    Lee Dockstader, who specializes in business development and 3D printing for HP, highlights a few companies that are already making a big impact with 3D printing, leveraging the company's Multi Jet Fusion technology to create new medical devices that take advantage of designing for 3D printing.

     Insoles
    Using 3D printing for custom insoles is already mainstream, with patients able to have their feet scanned and analyzed, and to receive custom insoles within days. For example, shoe retailer Superfeet teamed up with HP in 2017 to create a product called ME3D. Superfeet customers walk on an HP FitStation scanner to have their feet and gait analyzed. The custom scans are sent to printers where the insoles are created and shipped to the customer. The medical version of FitStation is being introduced to O&P clinics by Go4-D, which is disrupting the medical foot orthotics business model by placing the scanners and software at little to no cost and just charging for the orthotics.

    Other companies such as iOrthotics, headquartered in Queensland, Australia, are also utilizing scanners to make custom 3D-printed insoles.

     Cranial Remolding Orthoses
    Treating cases of plagiocephaly has long included a custom helmet which applies gentle pressure to a baby's head, eventually reshaping the skull. Sometimes the treatment is abandoned, however, due to issues associated with the orthosis, including weight, discomfort, and repeated adjustments as the child grows and the skull changes. Invent Medical, headquartered in Ostrava, Czech Republic, uses scanning and 3D-printing technology for its Talee helmet, a custom, lightweight, adjustable alternative to traditional cranial remolding orthoses. Dockstader says one of the advantages of using 3D technology in this case is that it helps the patient receive the custom device faster—before the baby outgrows it.

    "A lot of the use of helmets is voluntary," he says. "This is a better treatment that is more comfortable and relatively affordable."

     Sockets
    ProsFit, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, makes custom-made sockets by using a 3D scanner, specialized cloud-based design software, and high-quality 3D printers. According to company marketing materials, 

    using their solution, a custom socket can be finished in days rather than weeks and with as little as two appointments for the scanning and the fitting. To make the socket, practitioners can scan the patient's residual limb with a relatively low-cost scanner and then modify the design using the company's cloud-based CAD software. The socket is made with HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers and shipped wherever it needs to go.

    "There's no $50,000 CNC and software machine to buy," Dockstader says. "You have a $500 scanner, a laptop, an internet connection, and you are in business."

    The process is so easy that he says ProsFit has been sending teams to do scans in less resourced countries where the need is the greatest for prosthetic limbs and then shipping the sockets to the end user or clinic.

     The Future of 3D Printing
    While 3D-printed insoles and sockets are becoming mainstream and there are some advanced prostheses on the market, there still needs to be a lot more research and development before more complicated devices can be 3D printed, the experts say.

    Payne says it will still be a few years before a quality transhumeral device is 3D printed.

    "I haven't seen any amazingly good research and development for above-elbow solutions," she says. "I think it will take a while."

    Solutions for lower limbs will take even longer, she says.

    "For the lower limbs, it's a whole other challenge to be load bearing," she says. "I think it will be a while before we see some really good products."

    Scanner technology, which has improved, also still needs to get better, she says. The process of going from scan to device remains a challenge.

    "It's not seamless yet," she says. "It can be better, and I think we will see it."

    Even as the technology continues, it won't take over the role of O&P professional, says Payne.

    For example, while 3D-printed insoles may be enough for moderate foot conditions, a medical professional may be necessary for more serious conditions, Dockstader says.

    "The vast majority of conditions are mild to moderate. Let the scanners and software do the bulk of the work and have a medical professional review and prescribe online. For chronic conditions, the patient will be referred to an appropriate specialist," Dockstader says.

    Still, Dockstader says, 3D printing has come a long way.

    "It's at the bleeding edge," he says. "It's all about the infrastructure, from point of care to shipping the device. Once that's in place, I think we will see a heck of an increase. It will take an end-to-end solution to get the price and adoption to change. We are very excited to see it is already happening with FitStation, Invent Medical, Prosfit, and several others and many more coming."

    The potential is there, Payne says, now it's time for the professionals to use it to the best of their abilities and continue to build quality products for their patients.

    "We're right at the early stages of what 3D printing is and what it will be."


 Products

  • EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 5 and Grade 23
    EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23 is well-known for having excellent mechanical properties: low density with high strength and excellent corrosion resistance....

  • EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23

    is a Ti6Al4V alloy with lower amount of oxygen and iron compared to the standard Ti64 alloy. The material is well-known for having excellent mechanical properties: low density with high strength and excellent corrosion resistance.

    Compared to Ti64, Ti64ELI has better elongation and toughness, but lower strength. Generally, Ti64ELI alloys are considered to be biocompatible and have low specific weight compared to CoCr alloys. EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23 is specially developed to have high fatigue strength without hot isostatic pressing (HIP).

    Parts built with EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23 powder can be machined, shot peened and polished in as manufactured and heat treated states. Due to the layerwise building method, the parts have a certain anisotropy. Heat treatment is recommended to reduce internal stresses and increase ductility.

  • EOS M 290
    The Benchmark for the industrial 3D printing of High-Quality Metal Parts - with Enhanced Quality Management Features. The EOS M 290 allows a fast, flexible and cost-effective production of metal parts directly from CAD data....

  • EOS M 290 

    The Benchmark for the industrial 3D printing of High-Quality Metal Parts - with Enhanced Quality Management Features

     
    With a building volume of 250 x 250 x 325 mm, the EOS M 290 allows a fast, flexible and cost-effective production of metal parts directly from CAD data.
    An intuitive user interface, the intelligent software concept with a combination of open and standardized parameter sets and the improved filter system are specially designed for the industrial production.

    High peformance

    The robust system design and the powerful 400-watt fiber laser enable a reliably high performance day in, day out.
     

    Reproducible part quality

    The exceptional high beam quality of the laser spot and its excellent detail resolution is ideal for manufacturing highly complex DMLS components ensuring homogeneous part properties from part-to-part, job-to-job and machine-to-machine.

    Extensive portfolio 

    The widest range of validated materials and processes available in the market covering all customer requirements.
     

    Intuitive software 

    The intuitive, open and productive CAM tool EOSPRINT allows optimization of CAD data ensuring a quick and easy job and workflow management. The EOS ParameterEditor module offers developers a large and open tool set ensuring a great freedom for application-specific optimization.
     

    Comprehensive quality assurance

    An comprehensive monitoring suite enables to conduct a real-time quality assurance of all production and quality relevant data. EOSTATE is composed of five different monitoring systems – System, Laser, PowderBed, MeltPool, and Exposure OT (optical tomography).

  • EOS P 110
    The benchmark for industrial 3D printing of polymer parts with outstanding quality — now 20% faster. The most successful industrial 3D printer is now up to 20% more productive thanks to new software and hardware features....

  • EOS P 110

    The benchmark for industrial 3D printing of polymer parts with outstanding quality — now 20% faster

    The most successful industrial 3D printer is now up to 20% more productive thanks to new software and hardware features. Maintaining high reliability and FORMIGA quality, which set the standard in the market, the cost is more attractive than ever.

    Quality

    • The system ensures reproducible part properties throughout the entire build volume: for every build job and for every machine.
    • The precise laser spot with a small focus diameter enables wall thicknesses of less than a half millimeter. The system reliably produces small, delicate parts with the highest surface quality.

    Flexibility

    • With 9 commercial polymer materials and 10 combinations of materials/layer thicknesses, EOS is a benchmark in terms of material variety. The EOS ParameterEditor allows customized exposure parameters to be defined based on a proven baseline.
    • The spot pyrometer enables continuous and accurate temperature control.

    Efficiency

    • The running costs are only consumed material and power. No hidden costs. No agents.
    • Innovations in temperature management and software control accelerate heating and recoating process significantly increasing productivity.
    • Parts are fully functional right after unpacking and depowdering. No further post-processing needed

 Specialty Areas

Exhibiting Company is Associated with these Practice Area(s):
Foot and Ankle, Hip and Knee (Adult Reconstructive), Spine, Rehabilitation/Prosthetics/Orthotics, Shoulder and Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Total Joint
Learning Experience(s) available in this booth are:
Applying 3D printing to medicine.

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