The freedom to tailor a part’s shape to its engineering needs—particularly when the result is a complex organic form—might be the most transformative benefit of additive manufacturing.
Partners Create Medical Products Using DMLS
EOS has partnered with medical device manufacturer Innovative Medical Device Solutions (IMDS) to offer product development resources for metal additive manufacturing designs.
Movable Components, No Assembly Required
A medical device maker produces a 13-piece articulating section with zero assembly work, thanks to DMLS’s ability to make the
free-moving section as one complete piece.
Additive and Subtractive Together
At the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, EOS and machine tool maker GF AgieCharmilles demonstrated additive and subtractive processes working together to produce a titanium tibial tray for knee implants.
The Future of Manufacturing
According to engineers with GE Aviation, the challenges of additive metal manufacturing—serious as they are—are small compared to the promise that this technology holds. How else can you make a plane engine 1,000 pounds lighter?
Conformal Cooling Through DMLS
Unlike subtractive methods such as cutting or drilling, EOS’ direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) system is an additive process that enables users to seamlessly “build in” cooling channels while creating a part layer by layer.
Laser-Sintering Technology Benefits UAV Industry
Because it involves no tooling and little machining or fixturing, EOS’ laser-sintering technology is said to be a cost-effective and fast alternative for the low production runs of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
EOS, EADS Assess Laser Sintering Savings
Laser sintering system manufacturer EOS, in collaboration with aerospace company EADS Innovation Works (IW), has started work on a study to understand the potential of the direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS) process to generate energy and raw material savings. The two entities decided to carry out a collaborative environmental study after comparing the results of two previous studies.
Aerospace Parts from Powder
Additive manufacturing using a new laser sintering process may soon enable this Nebraska company to carve out a niche creating aircraft ducting from high-temperature PEEK polymers.