EOS continues to drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing (AM) and will present its newest solutions at this year’s formnext.
With LaserProFusion, EOS introduces a revolutionary technology for polymer additive manufacturing: nearly one million diode lasers melt the material, building up the part layer by layer. This build process is so productive that it can serve as an injection moulding alternative for an even greater number of applications.
“With the LaserProFusion technology, we are achieving a new level of productivity in polymer industrial 3D printing for serial manufacturing. It is a technology that can be an alternative to injection molding in many applications, respectively enables tool-free injection molding. This will make industrial 3D printing attractive for a completely new market in the future.” – Dr. Tobias Abeln, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at EOS
EOS will show the latest EOS M 300-4 system as foundation of a production cell for serial additive manufacturing with metal materials. The company is also introducing Technology Readiness Level (TRL) classifications in both the field of metals and polymers, which will provide additional clarity on the maturity of materials and processes.
The formnext trade show will be held in Frankfurt/Main from November 13 to 16, 2018. With the slogan “Start your industrial production now” EOS will showcase its portfolio of additive manufacturing systems and software solutions as well as materials and a range of services and consulting in hall 3.1 at booth G50.
EOS LaserProFusion technology produces up to 10 times faster using one million diode lasers
With LaserProFusion, EOS introduces a revolutionary technology for polymer additive manufacturing: with nearly one million diode lasers melting the material, building up the part layer by layer, this build process is so productive that it can serve as an injection moulding alternative for many applications.
EOS LaserProFusion technology: as productive as injection molding
The all new LaserProFusion technology in an innovation designed to achieve maximum productivity. As a pioneer with nearly 30 years of experience in additive manufacturing, EOS is continuously optimizing the interaction between powder material and laser, which is destined for industrial applications. The new technology significantly shortens exposure times, regardless of the number of parts and their geometry.
EOS LaserProFusion technology: revolutionary process
Instead of the laser sintering process used to date with a single CO2-laser moving along the entire build area, this new technology uses up to one million lasers. These can achieve a maximum total output of up to 5 kilowatts. For each layer, only the diode lasers are activated that match the CAD data of the part – right down to the exact pixel.