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NEW FOR 2016
The EOS M 100 is ideal for entry into Additive Manufacturing: reproducible parts quality, simple and efficient handling, modular design, highly cost effective. To read more about this product view the following press release.
Inauguration of a new building at EOS global headquarters in Krailling, Germany
In July, EOS moved into it’s new, state-of-the-art, Technology and Customer Center. With a floor space of 17.000 m² (more than 180.000 ft² ) the building accommodates an additional 300 employees, while its design follows specific architectural, spatial and workplace concepts. A particular emphasis was placed on sustainability and incorporates standards from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) including an integrated energy concept: the cooling and heating are done via ground water and a water-heat pump, the use of the waste heat from EOS Additive Manufacturing systems located in the building, the use of the local heat of the adjacent wood chip plant and an optimized thermal insulation. This results in an over-fulfilment of requirements given by the German energy-saving directive (Energieeinsparungsverordnung or EnEV 2009) by more than 30% and saves on average 120 t CO2per year. Heating requirements of the new building are completely covered by renewable resources.
EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions is the market leader for design-driven integrated e-manufacturing solutions for Additive Manufacturing. Parts are produced using 3D CAD data, which offers freedom of design and optimizes part structures. EOS provides customers with accelerated product development and a complete end-to-end Additive Manufacturing solution as shown below.
Additive Manufacturing refers to a process by which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component in layers by depositing material. The term "3D printing" is increasingly used as a synonym for Additive Manufacturing. However, the latter is more accurate in that it describes a professional production technique, which is clearly distinguished from conventional methods of material removal. Instead of milling a workpiece from solid block, for example, Additive Manufacturing builds up components layer by layer using materials which are available in fine powder form. A range of different metals, plastics and composite materials may be used.
The technology has especially been applied in conjunction with Rapid Prototyping - the construction of illustrative and functional prototypes. Additive Manufacturing is now being used increasingly in Series Production. It gives Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the most varied sectors of industry the opportunity to create a distinctive profile for themselves based on new customer benefits, cost-saving potential and the ability to meet sustainability goals.