EOS has entered into a strategic cooperation with Swiss-based industrial company Georg Fischer (GF) Machining Solutions to offer customers solutions combining both companies’ technologies.
The move looks to integrate EOS metals 3D printing machines into GF’s production process of injection moulding inserts, including the necessary software and automation link with downstream machine-tools and measuring devices.
The 3D printing technology is expected to offer customers like GF the possibility to generate metal inserts featuring cooling close to the surface, allowing for a shorter mold cooling sequence and therefore a much faster plastic injection cycle.
“The cooperation allows us to increase the value for customers by integrating conventional and additive technologies. This is a large step towards seamless production and we join forces with a strong and experienced partner.” says EOS founder and CEO Dr. Hans Langer.
GF already holds a leading position in the mold making market thanks to its EDM, high speed milling and automation technologies.