9/27/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

EOS and Siemens Advance Cooperation for Industrial 3D Printing

The two companies are expanding a strategic cooperation in software, automation and drive technology, and AM applications.

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EOS and Siemens continue a close collaboration to further accelerate additive manufacturing (AM) technology and its application. The current cooperation includes software, automation and drive technology, and the use of AM technology.

For example, EOS’s job and process management software EOSPrint 2 integrates into the Fixed Plane (Powder Bed) AM module of Siemens NX 12. This integration supports Siemens’ overall AM solution offering. Engineers benefit from a quick, direct path from product idea to 3D-printed part, the companies say. Additionally, Siemens will include an EOS P 500 system for polymer industrial 3D printing into its Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) in Erlangen, Germany.

Meanwhile, the new EOS M 300 series for metal additive manufacturing includes Siemens control and drive components from the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio. According to EOS, this AM system is automation-ready, future-proof platform that is configurable, scalable and secure.

“EOS puts a strong focus on high quality and reliability in its new developments, while at the same time ensuring dynamical and technological progress,” says Alfons Eiterer, head of system engineering, EOS. “This is the reason we chose Siemens control technology for our new EOS M 300 series. With Siemens we can rely on proven technical components and are well prepared to handle future requirements."

“A fast industrialization of additive manufacturing can only be unleashed by a close co-operation of experts from a software, automation and drive system angle with industrial 3D printing experts, as is the case with Siemens and EOS. We are therefore proud to move with EOS into the next level of industrialization, which will help transforming additive manufacturing further from the prototyping phase into industrial serial production,” states Dr. Karsten Heuser, VP of additive manufacturing at Siemens AG.

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