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Tuesday, April 16 2019 - 09:15
30 Years of EOS: Moving Ahead With Passion for Industrial 3D Printing
KRAILLING, Germany, Apr. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

As the world's leading technology and solutions supplier in the field of 
industrial 3D printing EOS is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Founded in 1989 
by Dr. Hans J. Langer, the company now shapes the world of manufacturing with 
its innovative solutions. 

With an installed base of nearly 3,500 industrial 3D printing systems, the 
German family-owned enterprise EOS is the world's leading supplier of systems 
for additive manufacturing (AM) solutions. When founding the company on April 
24, 1989, Dr. Hans J. Langer had a clear vision: producing three-dimensional 
objects directly from CAD data using laser technology, for what was at the 
time, a new rapid prototyping market.


Balancing change and constancy

While the early phase of the enterprise was still dominated by 
stereolithography technology, since 1997 EOS has concentrated exclusively on 
laser sintering. This was a far-reaching decision at that time and the right 
strategy, as it turned out. The powder-bed based process is particularly well 
suited to today's rapidly growing market of series applications.

A further success factor was that EOS was able to offer AM systems for 
processing both polymers and metals from an early stage, as well as the 
materials, processes, and software tailored to suit these systems for optimal 
results. In order to support companies even further in the use of AM 
technology, EOS founded its consulting unit Additive Minds in 2015. With 300+ 
successful customer projects, the 100+ Additive Minds experts are among the 
most successful AM consultants globally.

Shaping the future of manufacturing

The potential applications for 3D printing are unlimited as it is capable of 
producing flexible, light, and stable parts that only use as much raw material 
as needed to manufacture the product. EOS' technology and know-how are 
accordingly used in a variety of industries and areas of life: Whether 
fuel-saving components in the aviation sector, spare parts on demand for buses 
and trains, or prostheses individually created to suit each patient.

Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO of EOS shared: "The establishment of complete digital 
production platforms is a major goal that we are aiming to achieve in the 
coming years. It's not just about providing the right 3D printing solutions, 
but about evaluating, planning, setting-up, and optimizing AM production cells 
to leverage all the advantages and possibilities of digitalization."

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