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  Additive Manufacturing
EOS Opens Texas Showroom, Service and Support Center
EOS North America, Inc. has opened its newest U.S. facility in Pflugerville, TX, which will provide increased service and support for EOS’ North American market. Among the site’s offer-
EOS, which supplies AM systems for production of metal and plastic parts, has more than 100 employees in North America, and Pflugerville
 ings are an innovations laboratory (iLab), where EOS application engineers interact directly with customers; a working show-
opens with approximately 30 employees.
room containing the full range of the com- pany’s additive manufacturing
Honeywell-Missouri S&T Research Tackles SLM AM Process
(AM) systems; and an AM Ven-
tures division to nurture start-up ideas.
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, has partnered with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Kansas City, MO, to perform material analysis related to selective laser melting (SLM) in a metal-powder bed.
“The opening of our Pflugerville facility helps us deliver better and faster service and support to our regional customers,” says Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America, Inc. “Pflugerville’s location near Austin, one of the fastest-growing technology hubs in the United States, allows us to make connections with some of the most notable technology organizations and schools in the nation and enables a high-level, optimum response to our customers’ needs across multiple time zones.”
The five-year, $6.5-million project, using equipment pur- chased and installed at Missouri S&T by Honeywell, has four objec- tives: 1) predict properties of the built parts, 2) control microstruc- tures to achieve desired properties, 3) maximize powder reuse and 4) increase product sustainability.
EOS North America:
The project consists of five tasks: powder characterization, mate- rial property characterization methods, temperature effects on material properties, controlling microstructure and mechanical
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