The machine, a big AMCM M 4K from its AMCM business unit, has been placed with Sintavia, a Florida-based metal additive manufacturing specialist specializing in aerospace and defence, boosting the company’s total EOS fleet to 17 machines.
Sintavia demonstrated how it plans to use its four-laser AMCM M4K systems to provide a North American first for commercial aerospace and space customers by utilizing the machine’s large 450mm x 450mm x 1000mm build capacity to produce rocket thrust chamber assemblies and other thermodynamic parts with fewer assemblies and more optimized designs.
“Aerospace manufacturers of the future rely on EOS because of constant innovation, uniformity between machines, and industrial-scale production dependability,”said Brian Neff, CEO of Sintavia.
“While this AMCM M4K is EOS’ 1,000th machine in North America, it is Sintavia’s 17th EOS machine.
Their machines are the backbone of our production technology and we’re ecstatic to be a part of this watershed moment in EOS’ history.”
EOS is a pioneer in the additive manufacturing sector,having been founded in 1989 by Dr Hans Langer in Germany to provide powder bed-based laser sintering technology.
With customers from a variety of industries, including automotive giants like BMW and becoming a go-to machine for 3D printing service providers like 3DPRINTUK,
the company has continued to develop globally, opening its first North American headquarters in Michigan in 2001.
EOS North America now has a technical centre in Texas, as well as a materials engineering and production centre at Advanced Laser Materials (ALM).
The revelation is a “major milestone in the history of EOS and a testament to the rapid adoption of additive manufacturing in North America,”according to Andrew Snow, senior vice president of EOS North America.