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EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, Germany

General description

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.

Expertise related to the project

With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, EOS has developed an innovative optical system that allows for high power laser beam shaping. In metal 3D printing, beam shaping enables higher control of the so called “melt pool”. The melt pool is the region where laser and material interact with each other and form the solidified part. It is believed that the melt pool can be manipulated by beam shaping in such ways, that more sustainable 3D printing with higher productivity can be achieved. EOS will supply the project with these optical modules and install them in EOS M290 additive manufacturing systems and will also lead the development of new beam shaping strategies. These strategies will combine the requirements of specific 3D printed parts with the new processing possibilities and thus allow for most efficient printing. EOS will support the development of the planned AI inline monitoring system and assist in demonstrating the four industrial use cases on the advanced InShaPe additive manufacturing system.