10/30/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

EOS Completes Expansion Project in Texas

The $2 million project will support the demand for additive manufacturing technology in the North American market.

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EOS has recently completed a $2 million investment in the North American market. This move comes at a time of growing demand for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and expertise in North America, the company says, with applications in aerospace, medical device, automotive and more expanding and many organizations looking to increase AM capabilities. over the past year EOS says that its install base grew 25 percent.

Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), an EOS subsidiary dedicated to the development of high-value materials for use in industrial 3D printing, doubled the size of its Temple, Texas, facility to 23,000 square feet. This includes an expanded research and development lab where ALM partners with customers on formulating, testing and manufacturing new polymer AM materials. ALM also increased warehouse space for improved logistics to handle up to four times its current customer deliveries.

“The primary goal of our investment at the Temple facility is to boost our ability to rapidly create new materials for additive manufacturing,” says Donnie Vanelli, COO of EOS North America. “More and more, we see that specialized material solutions linked with the systems and processes supplied by EOS are a key element of success in this industry. Over the past several years, we’ve partnered with companies from aerospace to medical industries to develop new AM materials and designs to better serve their business. We’re looking to do more of that.”

Adjacent to the EOS Pflugerville, Texas, Technical Center, the company has increased its warehouse space by 45 percent, making improvements to operational effectiveness, accuracy and safety of the facility, and ability to service North American customers quickly. Newly gained space provides room for adequate inbound and outbound, pick, pack and ship area, while the new space and layout simplifies access points to increase EOS’s ability to get parts to customers overnight, the company says.

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