Essentium, a pioneer in engineering filament materials and industrial additive manufacturing platforms, has launched a new Essentium Parts On-Demand or EPOD service for on-demand additive manufacturing to provide the advantages of high-speed extrusion (HSE) printing as well as access to its entire ecosystem without increasing capital expenditure.
The EPOD is an in-house production service that provides manufacturers with access to Essentium’s engineering expertise and an open AM ecosystem of solutions for rapid and cost-effective part production at scale.
EPOD Service for On-Demand Additive Manufacturing
Customers can use Essentium’s engineering-grade filaments in conjunction with EPOD’s “polymer-to-part” services to create parts from custom filaments formulated and manufactured in-house.
Early adopters of EPOD services are already reaping rewards. One customer in the oil and gas industry used HSE’s printing capability and capacity to print PEEK parts. Another customer in the aviation technical operations industry used the polymer-to-part solution to create more than 100 housings out of a custom material with flame-resistant properties.
EPOD’s sales director, Joe Anguiano, has been appointed to drive growth and customer satisfaction. Anguiano held senior sales positions in the AM industry prior to his current position.
“Ongoing economic and geopolitical turmoil is taking its toll on manufacturers, who have been forced to delay capital expenditure and seek alternative means to procure parts. EPOD services will allow manufacturers to use the HSE platform, including high-performance materials, to produce parts at the right economics without capital investment. Educating new users on AM will also be critical to help them make the leap from prototyping to industrial-scale production. It’s a win-win for manufacturers and the AM industry.”– Joe Anguiano, Sales Director, EPOD
The EPOD service currently operates nine HSE 3D printers, with plans to increase to more than 15 by the end of 2024.
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