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  Additive Manufacturing
EOS Partners with GF Machining Solutions to Produce Mold-Making Products
link with downstream machine-tools and measuring devices.
the production process of mold inserts, including the necessary software and automation
EOS, a provider of 3D-metal-print- ing technology with U.S. offices in Novi, MI, has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Switzer- land-based GF Machining Solutions to focus on the mold and die sector.
“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 seam- less production and we join forces with a strong and experienced partner.”;
 The two companies will develop technology for mold makers, a market in which GF is familiar via its EDM, high-speed-milling and automa-
Huge 3D Printing Machine Earns R&D 100 Award
tion technologies.
The additive-manufacturing tech-
nology expected through this part- nership offers customers the possi- bility to generate metal inserts
Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory collected the process/ prototyping product of the year at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Con- ference for their collaboration on Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine. The team also earned R&D Magazine’s 2015 Editor’s Choice Award.
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

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