EOS CASE STUDY

An Intelligent Strategy for Achieving Excellence: MTU Relies on Additive Manufacturing for its Series Component Production

The strategic approach paid off for MTU, as did the close and positive collaboration with EOS. Preparations for the series production of the borescope bosses have now begun. 16 parts per job are envisaged, totalling up to 2,000 parts per year. The savings in percentage terms, com- pared to previously established processes, is expected to be in double figures and quality is already  at a high level. MTU and EOS are working together to further optimise the finishing for the component,  especially the smooth surfaces, with the aim of achieving perfection in the struc- tural mechanics.

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Construction of a CUBESAT using Additive Manufacturing

The entire structure, built in Windform? XT  via Additive Manufacturing, is plated in a High Phosphorus Electroless Nickel to provide radar reflectivity for tracking purposes. The upper BUS module consists of several experiments as well as test solar cell panels mounted to the exterior of the module.  An additional experiment related to the performance measurement of the Windform? XT  material has been placed at the top section of the BUS

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Making Production-Grade, Flight-Certified Hardware Using Industrial 3D Printing

An important secondary benefit of EOS’ technology was increased recyclability of the plastic pow-der. Other AM processes left behind a significant amount of partially melted and therefore unusable powder. The reduction of this waste in the EOSINT P 730 made much of the leftover pow-der more recyclable.

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Electro Racer Made Easy: The Young Engineers of Formula Student Racing are Powering Ahead, Thanks to EOS Technology

The Additive Manufacturing process opened up new design possibilities for the construction of the complete energy storage system. The race team’s construc-tors were then able to plan from the outset for an optimised overall system solution.

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Easing to Victory – The Rennteam Uni Stuttgart Wins the Formula Student Germany with EOS support

The advantages can be summed up in concrete figures: The weight of the part was reduced by 660 grammes, saving the Rennteam Uni Stuttgart 35%. At the same time the engineers succeeded in increasing the rigidity by 20% - big numbers for motorsports, and numbers that translate into faster lap times and reduced fuel consumption.

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Daily Turnout of Hundreds of Units – Digital Manufacturing Revolutionizes Dentistry

Using a DMLS system, Argen can manufacture at speeds of about one unit every two minutes—that’s hundreds of units a day. Industrial 3D printing has increased the company’s product offerings, it is also boosting productivity for both Argen and its laboratory customers.

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Additive Manufacturing Helps Anubis Go with the Flow (Meter)

A further benefit: A plastic laser sintering system can create nearly any shape. It could incorporate channels inside the nylon frames so that air could flow through  to cool the electrical parts.

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EOS Technology Enables Automation Specialist Festo to Design its Bionic Assistance System

Additive manufacturing production always means tool-less production.The high-tech robotic arm is one example of how a mainly digital process chain is implemented in industrial manufacturing.

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Sporty Business Start-up Exploits Additive Manufacturing

The variety of Garmin mounts manufactured means that batch sizes are small, from 10-off  to the low thousands. It would  not be cost-effective to produce them by means of injection moulding, as the tooling would be prohibitively expensive. These investments are not required if parts are manufactured layer- by-layer directly out of nylon powder with the help of the  EOS technology.

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Materials That Help Save Lives

Additive manufacturing expertise was provided by EOS, who helped the team on site in their labora-tory, advising them on how best to prepare the material for pro-duction. While the company offers a wide variety of propri-etary plastic and metal materials,the use of PCL was a first in this case.

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EOS Technology Speeds Prototyping and Supports In-House Production Efforts at DePuy Spine

The DePuy Spine development team starts with a basic design idea, often making a plastic prototype first on a different machine in their shop, and shows it to the surgeons for feedback. After modifying the design according to the doctors’ input, DePuy Spine may turn to the EOSINT M 270 if the application  is appropriate for creating a metal prototype. The Direct Metal-Laser-Sintering (DMLS) process begins with a CAD file of the product design, which defines each thin layer of a horizontal cross-sectioned model that is generated onto the work platform inside the machine. In this manner extremely complex geometries are created automatically directly from CAD data in just a few hours.

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Accelerate Production and Reduce Maintenance: Czech Tool Manufacturer Relies on Additive Manufacturing for Complex Customer Projects

As a logical consequence, the designers from Innomia began to develop a new tool insert cooling system. The optimized removal of heat generated in the production process was right at the top
 of the list of priorities. The team decided to go with integrated precision cooling channels, a tried and tested application under DMLS technology, and one of  the solutions that only Additive Manufacturing processes can provide. The EOSINT M 270, a system proven over many years, was deployed for Innomia.

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