We recently showed how AUDI is completely focusing on EOSPRINT and using the software to drive its product innovations. Meanwhile, the CAM tool has won this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD – a fact we are, of course, very proud of.
EOS and UseTree receive the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 for EOSPRINT 2
The iF DESIGN AWARD is widely acclaimed for its selection of outstanding design and is therefore among the most important of its kind worldwide.
The iF DESIGN AWARD, organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH since 1953, is among the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. It is recognized as a symbol of design excellence and for this year’s award welcomed over 6,400 submissions from 54 countries.
EOS and UseTree jointly received the award in the “Apps / Software” category.
The simple, intuitive user interface of the EOS software impressed the jury, which consisted of 63 independent, international experts.
See how the jury evaluated the designs …
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EOSPRINT 2 is an intuitive, open, productive CAM tool that optimizes CAD data for use with EOS systems. The software supports engineers in their daily work and is an excellent example of how good design can make complex processes more accessible, thus providing users with a broader range of options.
As part of their software suite, EOS with EOSPRINT 2 is an intuitive, open and productive data preparation tool, designed to assign and optimize build parameters for CAD data for industrial 3D printing on EOS systems. The software defines the exact path the laser takes during the part build process, as such influencing surface finish, tensile strength and build speed.
Gerd Denninger, Product Manager at EOS concludes: “We are very proud of having received this iF DESIGN AWARD together with the team from UseTree. It is a seal of excellence and quality that is greatly supporting our approach towards constantly making it more and easier to apply 3D printing as an established method of manufacturing.” He continues to say: “We decided to fully re-design EOSPRINT in 2016. The user interface of the previous version was complex and developer-driven because it had been growing organically for more than 15 years. So our clear goal was to create an outstanding user experience that makes it easy and enjoyable to use our technology.
Here’s for more information about EOSPRINT 2.
It is an intuitive, open and productive CAM tool for EOS systems that enables to assign and to optimize build parameters for your CAD data. Together with data preparation software like SIEMENS NX or Magics, it offers an extensive AM CAM environment for engineers who want to fully leverage the benefits of Additive Manufacturing with production-ready design.
“Thanks to plane segmentation and new exposure strategies, we are able to produce faster than ever before without sacrificing quality. In the future, we will significantly improve our productivity, cost-effectiveness as well as the general feasibility.“ Matthias Herker, Application Engineer Additive Manufacturing, AUDI AG
Development of new materials
Develop materials faster and easier with the optional functionality Generate New Material Set and the included training. In addition to the already existing parameter settings in the EOS ParameterEditor now new settings to adjust and develop materials are available. The developed material parameter can be named individually, closed and securely transferred. A particular data format offers the required data security to safely forward proprietary material sets with qualified parameters for serial manufacturing.
EOSPRINT 2 introduces a workflow-based approach for the graphical user interface reflecting the AM CAM process. Tools and features behave context-based according to the selected workflow-step – enhancing the daily work of engineers.
“The new user interface is much clearer and intuitive following the additive manufacturing workflow.” Samuel Blower, Development Engineer, Materials Solutions Ltd.
New plane segmentation
The new plane segmentation allows the use of different layer thicknesses in one part, optimizing it more easily for production. The segmentation functionality enables the splitting of a part with a plane that can be shifted in z level in order to define segments with different exposure requirements regarding quality and productivity. The plane segmentation functionality therefore allows to optimize parts more easily for production regarding quality and productivity.
Open ParameterEditor module
The ParameterEditor offers an even larger and open tool set. It contains unique exposure patterns and parameters that offer customers greater freedom for application-specific parameter optimization. Furthermore, the module provides users even more freedom to develop own material and parameter sets. In addition to changing standard parameters for instance like laser power or scan speed users can now customize order and number of exposure types and vary the start and rotating angle for stripe patterns.
New exposure patterns
In addition to the alreday extensive exposure pattern portfolio of EOS, three new patterns were developed. They enable the production of yet unbuildable parts and excellent quality especially for down facing surfaces for expert customers. Two new exposure patterns were designed to increase productivity and allow to save approx. 20% of build time compared to EOSPRINT 1. With this vast range of selectable exposure patterns users have the choice about the quality of their parts.