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Metal 3D Printing Discussion Will Highlight in São Paulo — A Few Questions For: EOS

by • March 20, 2016 • No Comments

i3dp sao pauloWith Inside 3D Printing São Paulo coming up quite rapidly, excitement is begining to create: this can be the sizeablest 3D printing actuallyt in South America. The buzz is assembling, and the agenda is amazingly promising, with a multinational group of experienced speakers who pretty have a lot to say.

At the end of both days of the conference, EOS‘ regional manager, José Greses, can be speaking.jose greses

At 5:00 on day one, April 4th, his session, “3D Printing: Turn hype into industrial making solutions,” can dig beyond the hype of additive making advancement to see just what it can in fact contribute. Additionally, Greses can appear as one of a multinational panel of speakers contributeing insight into metal technologies; in fact the final session on the agenda for the conference, at 4:00 on April 5th, Greses can represent EOS in the Panel Discussion: “Metal Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry.” Representatives of Germost’s EOS, Concept Laser, and SLM Solutions can appear along with Sweden’s Arcam and Höganäs, as well as the UK’s Renishaw to discuss the outappear for metal AM technologies.

3d printing logoAs it turns out, when hearing of actuallyts and speakers like this, I’m not the just one who wants to understand additional; in conjunction with Brazil’s 3D Printing, we now have a appear at A Few Questions For José Greses. 3D Printing’s rad team contributeed their questions to EOS, and at a lower place is a absorbing appear at Greses’ thoughts.

We have just published an article on 3DPrinting this week, of 3D Printing Industry, that explains how developer Innomia in Czech Republic applied Direct Metal Laser Sintering to reduce the production time and therefore its costs via a EOSINT M 270. Can you describe at very least one additional successful case of reduce making costs involving other kind of industries and EOS machines, and the savings they got in the whole process?

We can contribute quite a variety of customer stories – you can all find them here. You can narrow your search by industry. If you e.g. search other tooling cases, please follow this direct, for medical stories this one. With equite story, we contribute two images for download under the full text. Please manufacture certain to use captions and particularly image sources as indicated on our website as not all images come of EOS.

What kind of industries that yet do not use but may benefit most of Direct Metal Laser Sintering advancement these days and why?

EOS is may already yet serving a pretty limited number of industries to store it manageable for us as a yet mid-sized company. These include the aerospace, medical, machinery/robotics, tooling, car, lifestyle, Rapid Prototyping industry. Our advancement contributes a broad variety of advantages and empowers absorbing applications for just about equite industry – yet not all of them have may already synonymous the game changing potentials it contributes.

Depending on region, the industry focus can differ. If we appear at Brazil for example, the key focus industries here are tooling, medical and car.

greses talkWhat is the average cost of an EOS machine? Are you focutilized on B2B market just?

Investment costs for an EOS process begin at 200.000 EUR for the tinyest plastic process FORMIGA P 110 and go up to around 1.5 Mio for the EOS M 400 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process. The mid-frame DMLS process EOS M 290 costs around 500.00 EUR.

Do you have most EOS machines operating in Brazil? What kind of industries are may already via them and that of them should consider begin via EOS machines to reduce industrial processing costs?

EOS has additional than 10 processs installed in Brazil, operating in the various sectors – of prototyping services to dental and academia.

In your opinion, what is the sizeablest advancement challenge that EOS faced since the company was founded, in 1989, until now, 2016?eos logo

Starting its business in Rapid Prototyping back in 1989, EOS constantly additional created the advancement to establish Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a production advancement of real end parts. We see the initially production applications may already, e.g. in aerospace. But as production environments in most cases need much additional demanding set ups than in prototyping this is a journey we can go on to pursue for the following years.

Examples:

GE Aviation

MTU

Do you believe that DMLS advancement may be cheaper so that it may be utilized by tiny businesses, in the near next?

EOS contributes processs at entrance level that particularly meet the needs of tiny businesses. For this, we just not long ago added the EOS M 100 DMLS process. We can go on to optimize our contributeings and can pretty work on prizes too. But at the end of the day our advancement empowers high-tech solutions for the most demanding industries. As a outcome, these B2B processs for industrial 3D Printing and tremendous use can nat any time be on the market at prices much like to consumer 3D Printers. The entry level equivalent on the plastic side it the FORMIGA P 110 (see link under question 3)

Does DMLS advancement need any post processing?

Yes it does in most cases, but depending on application.

panelIs it possible to compare DMLS and EBM technologies in terms of new processes?

What both technologies – DMLS and EBM – have in common is that they are both powder-bed additive technologies, yet at any timey of them uses various energy source (a laser or an electron beam). We can pretty just speak for our advancement. They variety and at any time expanding number of DMLS applications we see in quite demanding industries speaks for DMLS that contributes a quite robust process and process. Innovation here stems of the fact that it has proven may already its readiness for production. As high end assurance is a key element in production, we in addition not long ago launched the powerful MeltPool Monitoring that contributes Automated, intelligent, real-time process monitoring for DMLS.

You closely work with the injection mold industry. Do you ponder at a few point this conventional production process can be overcome by 3D Printing? And if so, how long until it takes place?

EOS has most tooling customers that create hybrid molds via our advancement. These hybrid molds are created by traditional technologies and by DMLS. Both technologies have their advantages depending on applications and needments of the final part. So we may always suggest the customer uses the advancement approach that most assist his needs. Speaking of DMLS, this advancement is the most choice when a difficult cooling create is needed. As a outcome the EOS advancement empowers reduced cycle times and improves the high end of the injected parts.

Some actually use DMLS for e.g. repair actions – a great example is the burner repair application at Siemens.

For the direct production of plastic parts, industrial 3D printing of polymers as provided by EOS won´t overtake the conventional injection advancement for sizeable series. Howat any time, for short series production (up to 500 or 1,000 parts, depending on the geometry) the EOS advancement is the most economical solution and is bringing market shares of the rapid tooling sector.

Do you ponder it is possible that we get to a point of having multi-technique machines, like cnc milling, metal powder, plastic powder and laser cutting, all-in-one? Multifunctional machines are may already appearing in the low-end spectrum, but are they feasible in the high-end?

What we can pretty see over the following years with AM-enabled production applications is that they can be integrated into existing production environments that in these times are yet mostly dominated by conventional technologies. EOS just entered into a strategic partnership with GF Machining Solutions that is createed to combine the most of both worlds in one approach. Here, GF and EOS can undertake the integration of the additive making machines into the production process of mold inserts, which include the necessary software and automation link with downstream machine-tools and measuring devices.

Realistically speaking we e.g. do not see processs performing plastic and metal AM in one process as the difficult processes behind this are behaving variously, perform on completely various heat levels etc. Generally speaking it is in addition not common to have laser machines, that have been in the market for longer time, that do cutting, welding and drilling at the same time. Typically, production machines do one thing in a quite efficient way. We believe that the same can be for this sector for the following years. So the goal can pretty be to interlink all types of machines in the most way possible to enable a seamless production that takes advantage of all attached technologies.

How green are your 3D Printing technologies? Does it involve lots of residues? Are the leftovers recyclable?

It pretty always depends on how you define “green”. When talking of reusability of materials, resource-saving use of materials and the development of sustainable product solutions the answer is yes. Let me donate you a few examples: Powder-based AM technologies such as Laser Sintering contributeed by EOS provide a making process that in contrast to conventional, subtractive technologies just uses the material that is quite needed for the end part. Talking of e.g. the plastic AM advancement remaining powder of a create process can be re-utilized – after cleansing and mixing with new powder – for the following part production. Our advancement in addition empowers lightweight structures that not just contribute a resource-saving use of materials but as well assist to complete sustainability targets in particular industries. In aerospace for example, AM empowers lightweight structures that in return lead to CO2 emissions and use of cerosene. In addition see a study we conducted with our customer EADS a few time ago. We constantly seek to reduce energy consumption of our processs. And altogether follow a holistic approach here.

Inside 3D Printing São Paulo runs April 4th and 5th, at the Frei Caneca Convention Center. Do you remember that 3DPrint.com readers can save 10% on Inside 3D Printing Conference actuallyts by via discount code 3DPRINT at registration!