EOS will present its portfolio of additive manufacturing and software systems for the polymer and metal segment, along with many different service and consulting products, at formnext 2016. EOS will showcase industrial 3D printing systems which companies can integrate as a key element in their existing and future manufacturing methods. EOS will be exhibiting in Hall 3.1, Booth G70 under the motto ‘Shaping the future of manufacturing’. Formnext takes place from 15 to 18 November 2016.
EOS’ Additive Manufacturing technology has proven its worth for numerous customers across a number of industries – whether complex lightweight structures, reductions in costs through functional integration, product individualisation or accelerated product development and production. Industrial 3D printing has now reached serial production. This brings with it new customer demands and calls for corresponding solutions. It is not so much a question of where additive can replace conventional manufacturing, but rather its integration in existing production environments and with conventional manufacturing technologies. With new offerings in the fields of High Productivity Platforms, Excellent Processing, Connected Manufacturing as well as Service and Consulting, EOS provides the basis to help achieve the next level of Additive Manufacturing.
Dr Adrian Keppler, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at EOS, comments: “For more than 25 years, EOS has been instrumental in the development of AM as a technology pioneer and a leading company in the field of Direct Metal Laser Sintering as well as the provider of a key polymer technology. The industry is now at the next big stage of development: integrating AM in existing and future production environments, with the aim of further optimising the flow of parts and data in serial production. The combination of additive and subtractive manufacturing steps plays a key role here. EOS remains a reliable partner and advisor for its customers. Our latest product premieres at formnext will help shape the future of manufacturing by accelerating integration, automation and productivity.”
The positive attitude to the future is nurtured by the success of the company so far – EOS remains on course for continued growth. The company was able to increase its turnover by 20 per cent over the previous business year to around 315 million euros. Over this period, EOS delivered approximately 450 systems, so that, as per October 2016, around 2400 EOS systems have been installed worldwide.
This business success is also reflected in the continued growth of the company worldwide. In May 2016, EOS extended its presence in the USA and opened a new office in Pflugerville, Texas. The construction of the additional company building is making rapid progress at the headquarters in Krailling, a further location to expand the technology plants will be opened in Maisach, Germany next year.
EOS has further increased its workforce, hiring 250 additional experts since October last year to support the continued growth of the business and AM systems worldwide. This means that by the end of this year EOS will employ 1000 people worldwide. More information about the company can be found at www.eos.info.