EOS has updated its existing contract manufacturer’s network with the launch of a new ‘End-To-End Production Network’ designed to connect companies of all sizes with high quality additive manufacturing production from certified EOS partners.
To launch the new network, which will initially cover EMEA, Prototal Industries, a Swedish additive manufacturing bureau, is the first contract manufacturer to join the network.
To become a partner in the EOS network, companies must undergo a certification process where the end-to-end capabilities are the key criteria. From part design, to design optimization for AM, manufacturing capabilities, pre- and post-processing including surface treatment, to quality assurance and assembly to create high-end final parts in series.
From start-up businesses, to SME and OEM organizations, bringing products to life at scale can be a demanding experience, particularly if working in a certified industry or wanting high volume production that does not compromise on the quality of the final product, or global distribution.
EOS senior VP EMEA Markus Glasser, said: “With more than 30 years of experience in offering comprehensive additive manufacturing solutions, EOS understands market requirements for AM series production.
“With this network we want to create added value for both parties involved – those offering manufacturing services and those in search for it.
“This will take much of the complexity and risk out of choosing a manufacturing partner for serial production businesses, with the most innovate product designs. They will be able to bring products to market faster, using the latest state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, and draw on the vertical industry expertise and know-how within the network.”
The first member of the EOS End-To-End Production Network, Prototal, one of northern Europe’s biggest supplier in industrial 3D printing, vacuum casting, aluminium tools, and injection moulding has been an EOS customer for more than 20 years.
Prototal Industries CEO Jan Löfving, said: “It is with great pride that we become the first member of the EOS End-To-End Production Network. At our various sites across Europe Prototal Industries for many years has built up the competence and the knowledge in how to additively manufacture larger series.
“The future looks bright for the technology in terms of even further developments in automation and more sustainable production, 3D-Printing really is a production method offering great benefits. And EOS is one of our most valuable partners.”
Announcements of new Network members are expected in the coming months.