EOS, one of the leading global technology providers in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, opened a new Innovation Centre for 3D printing in Dusseldorf, Germany. The EOS Innovation Centre aims to offer consulting and training services to local and regional companies for their 3D printing projects.
The EOS Innovation Centre for 3D printing officially opened its doors to companies on the 13th March 2018. The opening was attended by eminent representatives of the regional capital of Düsseldorf, EOS customers, and some regional companies.
EOS Innovation Centre for 3D Printing
The 1000 m2 EOS Innovation Centre offers personalised consultation for each of its customers. The centre also has large dedicated space for metal and polymer 3D printing with EOS industrial 3D printers which can be rented out to companies who want to use additive manufacturing but don’t have the necessary machinery. For the same purpose, the EOS Innovation Centre team can offer necessary consulting and training courses including the planning, designing and optimising for better printability and improved performance with less material wastage, and actual additive manufacturing process.
Over the years, EOS has gained significant experience in additive manufacturing and now the regional companies can leverage that experience to develop creative solutions for their own applications and products. Additive Minds, the consulting unit of EOS, will ensure that the needed products and services are available in the EOS Innovation Centre at Dusseldorf. Presence of Additive Minds will ensure that the entire designing and manufacturing process is smooth.
In addition to consulting the regional companies, the Innovation Centre will also collaborate with regional universities of applied sciences to train additive manufacturing specialists of the future.
Personalised consulting to usher faster output
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Bernd Reinarz, Team Manager EOS Innovation Center Düsseldorf, said, “It can be a complex process to design new components for Additive Manufacturing and subsequently plan and optimize the production processes. The objective is clear, but companies still frequently lack the needed experience. The EOS team in Düsseldorf comprises experienced engineers and consultants that can help companies rapidly achieve excellent results with industrial 3D printing – locally, personally, and individually.”
Talking about the experience of working with EOS, Holger Rübesame, Business Development Manager at SPECS Surface Nano Analysis, said, “The excellent collaboration with the team of the EOS Innovation Center Düsseldorf enabled us to substantiate the profitability of industrial 3D printing for our product portfolio. Within a short time, we were able to re-design our components, including the targeted development of process parameters.”