EOS and AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology, part of Rösler Oberflächentechnik headquartered in Untermerzbach, Germany, have announced a partnership focusing on the advancement of the Additive Manufacturing process chain though automation.
“In order to truly scale AM production, all steps within the value chain – including post-processing – must work in concert, providing a complete solution for our customers. With AM Solutions, we have found a partner with the capabilities to reach the next level in automating the AM process chain,” says Virginia Palacios, Chief Business Officer Polymer at EOS. “We share the same goal and enrich each other with our different competencies and decades of experience on both sides.”
David Soldan, Head of AM Solutions, added, “Our companies are united by the same high quality standards, the pursuit of the best customer solution in each case, and the goal of establishing 3D printing as a whole economically, efficiently, and at the highest level of quality.”
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The higher the output, the more reliable, faster and more efficient the subsequent steps, such as depowdering, have to be. The key to this lies in automated, economical and highly efficient post-processing. In this way, quantities can be scaled up as required without compromising quality and reproducibility. Increased automation is also an important factor in addressing the growing shortage of skilled labor.
“Our technology’s ability to provide quality and reliability while performing at peak production levels is why we are the market leader and why we chose AM Solutions as our partner,” Palacios adds.
Sustainability and occupational safety are also key considerations. “Our depowdering solutions are always designed to recycle as much material as possible. This saves valuable resources and, ultimately, money,” explains Soldan.
The fully automated finishing processes also replaces manual processing, ensuring greater safety and a much better working environment for employees by significantly reducing the operator’s direct contact with the powder.