SHANGHAI, China, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Quality assurance for system, material and process serves central customer requirements
As the global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, one of the central concerns at EOS is to establish a holistic approach to quality assurance in series production. The process, which was mainly used for Rapid Prototyping in the early years, is increasingly making fully-fledged series production possible in many areas.
Dr. Tobias Abeln, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) adds: "Consistent and repeatable part quality is essential for series production applications. With its quality assurance concept, which is unique to the industry, EOS covers the three technological elements of Additive Manufacturing which have a direct influence on the quality of an additively manufactured component - namely system: reliably meeting manufacturing standards, material: guaranteed consistent quality of every material batch and process: checked and validated parameters. Thanks to the joint development and mutual adjustment of systems, materials and processes, EOS ultimately establishes the conditions for best possible part properties."
Focus on technology development and quality assurance
EOS puts a high emphasis on technology development and quality assurance. At the headquarters in Krailling alone, there is an area of around 2,300 m² reserved for the seventy Additive Manufacturing systems used for research and development, quality assurance, application and training for both polymer and metal products. An additional twenty systems are available in the international EOS technology centres in China, Singapore and the US. At the EOS Oy plant in Finland, an additional fifteen systems are being used for the development, qualification and quality assurance of metal materials.
SOURCE EOS Electro Optical Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.