EOS Launches End-To-End Production Network

By Joel Davies -

EOS, the German provider of manufacturing solutions via industrial 3D printing technology, has launched a new End-To-End Production Network designed to connect companies in search of high-quality serial additive manufacturing (AM) support with selected, certified EOS partners.

Through the end-to-end production network, EOS will help companies identify the best application and technology framework, as well as consult on in-house vs. external production. EOS end-to-end production network partners will be able to help companies mitigate risks and move to final serial part production on a large scale.

With this move, EOS expands its already existing contract manufacturing network with the “much-needed” end-to-end production component. To become a partner in this network, companies run through a certification process where the end-to-end capabilities are the key criteria. From part design, to design optimization for AM, manufacturing capabilities, pre-and post-processing including surface treatment, to quality assurance and assembly to create high-end final parts in series.

“With more than 30 years of experience in offering comprehensive additive manufacturing solutions, EOS understands market requirements for AM series production”, said Markus Glasser, Senior Vice President EMEA at EOS. “With this network we want to create added value for both parties involved – those offering manufacturing services and those in search for it.

“This will take much of the complexity and risk out of choosing a manufacturing partner for serial production businesses, with the most innovate product designs. They will be able to bring products to market faster, using the latest state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, and draw on the vertical industry expertise and know-how within the network”.

Prototal Industries, Scandinavia’s largest and most specialized additive manufacturing company, is the first contract manufacturer to join the network. The company has been an EOS customer for more than 20 years. With more than 50 EOS polymer systems on-sight, Prototal offers end-to-end additive manufacturing capabilities for large scale serial production and demanding and highly regulated industries such as aerospace, medical or automotive.

“It is with great pride that we become the first member of the EOS End-To-End Production Network. At our various sites across Europe Prototal Industries for many years has built up the competence and the knowledge in how to additively manufacture larger series. The future looks bright for the technology in terms of even further developments in automation and more sustainable production, 3D-Printing really is a production method offering great benefits. And EOS is one of our most valuable partners”, stated Jan Löfving, CEO at Prototal Industries.

The End-To-End Production Network will initially be set up in the EMEA region.

You can find more information about EOS and the End-To-End Production Network on its website.

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