EOS, based in Krailling, Germany, will introduce the newest addition to the EOS M 300 family, the EOS M 300-4 1kW, at this year’s Formnext. The Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing machine features four one-kilowatt lasers and is designed to meet the production requirements of aluminium and copper Additive Manufacturing applications.
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“The EOS M 300-4 has already proven to be a highly productive AM machine for our customers, but we need to meet the growing market demand of challenging materials like copper and high productivity processes,” shared Sebatian Becker, EOS metal systems lead. “The EOS M 300-4 1kW delivers power and productivity at the highest level of reliability to achieve the lowest cost-per-part in the industry.”
“Additive Manufacturing offers transformative potential, especially for products like aluminium cylinder heads that were traditionally made by diecasting,” stated Manja Franke, chief strategy officer at AMEXCI, a leading AM company in the Nordics. “The speed and power of new AM platforms, like the EOS M 300-4 1kW, allow us to manufacture complex components, while ensuring enhanced design flexibility, weight reduction and readiness for future emission standards. To rival conventional methods, AM’s cost-effectiveness is vital and systems like the EOS M 300-4 1kW offer the possibility to achieve this. Thus, our partnership with EOS aims to maximise productivity and push AM’s competitive boundaries.”
The EOS M 300-4 1kW can be further optimised using the Volkmann PowTrex EOS Edition powder handling system. This system offers a higher conveying and sieving rate compared to similar material handling systems. Additional details about the Volkmann PowTrex EOS Edition will be announced later in 2023.
The EOS M 300-4 1kW system will be commercially available in February 2024. Prior to that, it will be launched and operational at Formnext 2023, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from November 7-10, in hall 11.1, booth D41.