2/21/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

EOS Acquires Vulcan Labs

The former Vulcan Labs team will work out of EOS’ technical center in Pflugerville, Texas, and its ALM materials research and production facility in Temple, Texas.

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EOS North America has acquired Vulcan Labs to expand its bench of additive manufacturing (AM) experts in powder-bed fusion technology. According to EOS, the Vulcan Labs team members bring decades of industry experience into both EOS’ technical center in Pflugerville, Texas, and its ALM materials research and production facility in Temple, Texas, further strengthening the company’s stated ability to ensure customer success in industrial 3D printing.

“Additive manufacturing is advanced manufacturing and it is not as easy as simply pushing a print button. With that sophistication, our job becomes helping ensure our customers are productive and successful, and that sometimes requires non-standard solutions, customized to very specific applications,” says Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America. “With this acquisition of top AM industry talent, we have formed an entirely dedicated engineering services group solely focused on these types of requirements.”

In addition to the new engineering services group, other former Vulcan Labs engineers have been charged with helping lead the further development and commercialization of the Integra P 400 polymer 3D printer—a platform designed for the production of high-quality, mid-temperature AM applications.

Former Vulcan Labs CEO and industry veteran David Leigh will now serve in the role of chief operating officer at EOS North America. “Industrial 3D printing is still relatively new, but it has moved from the theoretical to the practical,” Leigh says. “As organizations wrestle to integrate AM into their production chain, industry-leading experts like EOS are what will make the difference between struggle or success. That success requires a stable of experts and a robust ecosystem of partners. Vulcan Labs augments existing EOS know-how and sets us apart bringing high-value solutions to our customers.”

“This acquisition illustrates our commitment to providing the best support for our customers, while continuously challenging the market through internal and external disruption,” Fletcher adds.

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