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.