Pilot customer for EOS M 300-4 system for metal-based serial additive manufacturing

14.12.2018 - 10:22

EOS, a global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and the international technology group Siemens are constantly intensifying their cooperation.

Following the official market launch of the EOS M 300 series in September at IMTS in Chicago, Materials Solutions, a Siemens business will test the first system of this new platform for metal-based serial additive manufacturing in a pilot phase and in close cooperation with EOS. At the official inauguration of the new Materials Solutions site in Worcester (UK), the four-laser system EOS M 300-4 will be put into operation. 

EOS M 300-4 with a transfer station M expands the proven portfolio of EOS systems for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). With a build volume of 300 x 300 x 400 mm, its modular design and a scalable, flexible concept, the new system is designed to meet the highest customer requirements for additive manufacturing in production environments. At the same time, the system offers full-field overlap with four scanners, enabling the lasers to reach all spots on the build platform and flexible component orientation. Compared to the EOS M 290 system, the EOS M 300-4 with its four 400 watt lasers increases productivity by a factor of 4 to 10 and results in considerably lower costs per part. The system is designed for automation and (software) integration into existing and future manufacturing environments.

Markus Glasser, Senior Vice President Region Export at EOS says: “The EOS M 300 series is currently the only 3D printing solution for digital industrial production and it especially meets the high demands of production environments. It offers industrial quality as well as an integrated data, powder and parts flow for easy integration into manufacturing plants." And he continues: “As one of the key drivers for the intelligent factory of the future, additive manufacturing plays an important role and as such becomes an integral part of global digitization strategies. We are pleased that Materials Solutions has decided to intensively test our new system in a pilot phase, giving us important impulses for the continuous further development of our manufacturing solutions."

Markus Seibold, VP Additive Manufacturing of the Siemens Power and Gas division says: “Ever since we started using Additive Manufacturing in the Siemens Gas Turbine division nine years ago, we have relied on EOS technology. We expect the new system to deliver high reliability, increased productivity and integration in our digital production systems. Based on the four-laser system, we will further reduce our unit costs for Additive Manufacturing. This makes the business model behind it attractive for even more applications." And he adds: “At Materials Solutions we will use this system to continuously expand our additive manufacturing services for the aerospace and automotive industries and other sectors."

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