AdvancedTek, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, a provider of polymer Additive Manufacturing technologies and complementary solutions, reports that it has been made a distribution partner for EOS metal AM machines and will market the range across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
EOS GmbH, headquarted in Krailling, Germany, offers AM solutions for both metal and plastic. Its metal AM machines are based on a Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) process the company refers to as Direct Metal Laser Solidification. EOS’s material portfolio currently includes more than twenty alloys and over seventy validated processes suited to a range of industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, tool and turbomachinery.
“The metal printing industry offers a growing range of solutions, but at the end of the day our customers are looking for the reliability, repeatability and reputation that EOS has brought to the table since 1989,” stated Matt Havekost, vice president of Sales, AdvancedTek. “We are committed to partnering with companies that can help drive real applications and real benefit to their operations with well vetted solutions and materials from established manufacturers.”
AdvancedTek states that it will offer the full line of EOS metal AM machines including the small and medium EOS M 100 and EOS M 290, and the larger production platform systems EOS M 300-4, and the EOS M 400 Series.
Andrew Snow, senior vice president at EOS North America, commented, “While industrial 3D printing is still relatively new for many organisations, the acceptance and adoption of metal Additive Manufacturing in industries such as space tech, medical, and tooling industries continues to accelerate. Key to this acceleration are organisations that have a deep understanding of how best to apply AM technology and that is why I am so thrilled with our new partnership with AdvancedTek.”