8/14/2015

GF and EOS Partner to Advance AM for Moldmaking

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The two companies are combining their technologies and expertise to leverage AM for the tool and die industry.

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GF Machining Solutions has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with additive manufacturing technology and service provider EOS to develop AM solutions for moldmakers.

Combining both companies' technologies will benefit the tool and die sector, a market in which GF is greatly involved thanks to its EDM, high-speed milling and automation technologies, the companies said. According to GF and EOS, additive manufacturing technology offers the possibility to produce metal inserts featuring cooling close to the surface, enabling a shorter mold cooling sequence and therefore a much faster plastic injection cycle.

GF and EOS will undertake the integration of the additive manufacturing machines into the production process of mold inserts, including the necessary software and automation link with downstream machine tools and measuring devices.

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