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EOS to Feature Latest Additive Manufacturing Systems at EuroMold 2014

Nothing is more interesting than seeing new technologies work in person, particularly if your company intends to invest a good chunk of money into a new additive manufacturing (AM) system. From November 25 – 28, EuroMold 2014 will be one of the best places to learn about AM from nearly every point of view.

Today we have more news about what attendees can expect to see at EuroMold. Joining announcements from Stratasys and 3D Systems, EOS has revealed its lineup for the convention. The company is bringing along its latest AM systems, including the EOS P 396, EOS M 400, and the more recently released EOS M 290. Along with the systems, the company is introducing an update to its EOSTATE Quality Program.

The EOS M 290 is EOS' latest addition to its metal line of 3D printers. Courtesy of EOS.

The EOS M 290 is EOS’ latest addition to its metal line of 3D printers. Courtesy of EOS.

The EOS P 396 and EOS M 400 AM systems have been available since last December. The EOS M 290 is a newer metal AM system that works with everything from light metals to stainless steel and superalloys. It’s powered by a 400-watt fiber laser, and its build area is capable of operating in protective nitrogen as well as argon atmospheres. Basic technical stats are as follows:

  • Build Envelope: 250 x 250 x 325 mm (9.85 x 9.85 x 12.8 in.)
  • Scan Speed: up to 7.0 m/s (23 ft./sec)
  • Focus Diameter: 100μ
  • Laser Type Yb-fiber laser; 400 W
  • Precision Optics F-theta-lens; high-speed scanner
This nacelle hinge bracket was built in titanium for the Airbus A320 by an EOS M 290. Courtesy of EOS.

This nacelle hinge bracket was built in titanium for the Airbus A320 by an EOS M 290. Courtesy of EOS.

According to EOS, the update to its EOSTATE Quality Program will help ensure sound builds. A company press release states:

“Within the context of the EOSTATE Quality Program, EOS is now planning a series of products for real-time quality assurance during the build process. This makes a holistic quality assurance possible – layer-by-layer, component for component. A new EOSTATE software tool will make it possible to remotely monitor the progress of the machinery in the future. The machine operator can set up customized messages for status signals or warnings. Equally, live access to data allows the remaining build time, machine sensor data or general job and machine information to be queried.”

Sans a quality example of the EOS M 290 in operation, below you’ll find an overview of the EOS M 280, the newer system’s predecessor.

Source: EOS

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John Newman is a freelance writer in Northeast Ohio.

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