EOS Partners with GF Machining Solutions to Produce Mold-Making ProductsMarch 1, 2016
EOS, a provider of 3D-metal-printing technology with U.S. offices in Novi, MI, has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Switzerland-based GF Machining Solutions to focus on the mold and die sector. The two companies will develop technology for mold makers, a market in which GF is familiar via its EDM, high-speed-milling and automation technologies.
The additive-manufacturing technology expected through this partnership offers customers the possibility to generate metal inserts featuring cooling close to the surface, thus allowing for a shorter mold-cooling sequence and, therefore, a much faster plastic-injection cycle, according to officials from both companies.
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.
“The cooperation allows us to increase the value for customers by integrating conventional and additive technologies,” says EOS founder and CEO, Dr. Hans J. Langer. “This is a large step towards seamless production and we join forces with a strong and experienced partner.”www.eos.info; www.georgfischer.com
See also: EOS of North America, Inc.
Technologies: Additive Manufacturing