Doosan Enerbility, Changwon, South Korea, has signed a memorandum of understanding with EOS to cooperate in the areas of technology development and marketing for Additive Manufacturing. The MoU was signed in a ceremony at EOS’s headquarters in Munich, Germany, attended by Yongjin Song, CSO of Doosan Enerbility, and Marie Langer, CEO of EOS, among others.
With the signing of this MoU, EOS will bring Additive Manufacturing software, materials, and new process technologies to the partnership, while Doosan Enerbility will share the user feedback and technology needs it collects. Doosan will also join EOS in the beta testing of new products. The two companies will further collaborate on marketing activities, such as identifying potential customers and sharing success stories.
“By entering into this partnership with EOS, we have laid the foundation for more swift adoption of 3D printing equipment and technology,” said Yongjin Song, CSO of Doosan Enerbility. “We aim to offer even more competitive products going forward and to firmly establish our company as the leader of 3D printing in Korea.”
Since first adopting Additive Manufacturing technology in 2014, Doosan Enerbility has applied the technology to deliver a range of AM parts, such as components for large gas turbines in power plants. In June 2022, the company completed the development of South Korea’s first AM process for cobalt alloys, in collaboration with EOS. This technology is to be applied in areas such as the maintenance of ageing gas turbines.
Doosan Enerbility finished constructing South Korea’s largest AM facility, on the grounds of its Changwon headquarters, last year. The company currently owns a total of eight metal AM machines, and plans are in place for continuous business expansion in this area.