EOS showcased new additive manufacturing systems, materials and concepts at the formnext show in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 17-20.
The company also introduced what officials call a cost-effective entry into direct metal laser sintering — the EOS M 100. It is based on a small build volume, based on a round build platform with a diameter of 100 millimeters. One example: the system can produce about 70 dental crowns and bridges in three hours.
Initially, the EOS M 100 can runs EOS brand CobaltChrome SP2 and EOS StainlessSteel 316L. The company is developing EOS Titanium Ti64, which will be next material for this system, officials said.
Companywide, EOS sold 400 systems, including 220 metal systems, during the past business year. Sales grew by 53 percent over the previous year, to 263 million euros ($280 million).
EOS, based in Krailing, Germany, employs 750 people worldwide.
Also at the formnext show, EOS launched EOSSTATE MeltPool Monitoring as an add-on to the EOS M 290 DMLS system. It paves the way for complete part traceability and automated surveillance and anslysis fo the melt pool during the build process.
EOSTATE MeltPool observes the light emitted by the melt pool, and its software offers automatic data error correction and real-time process visualization and evaluation.
“By October, there were approximately 2,000 EOS systems installed around the world,” said Adrian Keppler, chief marketing officer at EOS. “We were able to double our installed base over the last two years, the number of metal laser sintering was doubled from 400 to 800 systems.”
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