AMUG selects Dr Hans J Langer for its Innovators Award

December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019

AMUG selects Dr Hans J Langer for its Innovators Award
Dr Hans J Langer has been selected for the AMUG Innovators Award (Courtesy AMUG)

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, has announced Dr Hans J Langer, founder and former CEO of EOS GmbH and now the CEO and Chairman of EOS Group, as the recipient of its esteemed Innovators Award. The award is bestowed on those that have advanced the Additive Manufacturing industry.

As the CEO and Chairman of the EOS Group, Dr Langer oversees the strategic alignment of the companies which comprise the group including EOS GmbH, Additive Manufacturing Customized Machines (AMCM), Additive Manufacturing Metals (AM Metals), Metal for Printing (M4P, Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), and Kunststoff Vertrieb Dr Schiffers (KVS).

In 1989, Dr Langer founded EOS GmbH with the vision to produce three-dimensional objects directly from CAD data using laser technology. He then went on to expand the company into an independent and leading manufacturer of high-end solutions in the field of AM.

Prior to the founding of EOS, Dr Langer was active in research at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics and Managing Director at General Scanning. He studied physics at the Technical University of Munich and was awarded a PhD in Laser Technology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in 1980.

The Innovators Award will be presented at the 2020 AMUG Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, March 22–26, following Dr Langer’s onstage appearance during the conference’s Innovators Showcase. Previous recipients of the award include technology creators Chuck Hull, Scott Crump, and Carl Deckar – inventors of Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Laser Sintering, respectively – Fried Vancraen, founder of Materialise, and Gideon Levy of Technology Turn Around.

Carl Dekker, AMUG President, stated, “Hans’ journey in Additive Manufacturing is an interesting tale that begins with him capitalising on an opportunity created by the possibilities that others had rejected. He built on that to bring the world new solutions in stereolithography, polymer laser sintering, and Direct Metal Laser Sintering and to develop an ecosystem of companies supplying end-to-end solutions to industry. With his background and lengthy list of achievements, he is an excellent addition to the exemplary list of recipients of the Innovators Award.”

December 12, 2019

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