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3D developer EOS moves into new HQ in Germany

23 Jul 2014

Marks 25th anniversary with 17,000m2 plant, accommodating a further 300 staff.

Laser additive manufacturing system developer EOS has moved into a new technology and customer centre in an area of Krailling, Germany, known as Innovation Mile. The move coincides with the company’s 25th anniversary.

Dr Hans J Langer, founder and CEO of EOS, commented, "This new premises represents a further milestone and is an expression of our company's growth and success over the past 25 years. We are operating in a market that is highly dynamic and which offers huge potential. In the past, we almost exclusively served the area of rapid prototyping whereas now, additive manufacturing enables series production for industrial applications.

"We now have more space to grow, allowing EOS to continually adapt to new market conditions and industrial segments. Moreover, the new customer centre will allow us to jointly develop current and future application solutions in additive manufacturing, together with our customers."

EOS’s new building, with its floor space of 17,000m2, will accommodate an additional 300 employees, while its design follows specific architectural, spatial and workplace concepts – the company’s three key business strategy principles, which are innovation, quality and sustainability.

Christian Kirner, COO, added, “The expanded facility operates on the basis of an integral, sustainable energy concept. In line with our corporate objectives, right from the start emphasis was placed on the building's functional and ecological efficiency.

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Christoph Weiss, Managing Partner of the BEGO Group, an EOS partner company since 2008, said, “We believe EOS systems represent the current benchmark in selective laser-melting system engineering in the dental market and they have facilitated our success across three continents – Europe, Asia and America.

Bart Van Der Schueren, Executive VP, at 3D manufacturer Materialise, added, “We congratulate EOS on its 25th anniversary. We have been successfully collaborating with the company over its lifetime, both as a software partner and as a user of their technology. Thanks to their efforts, manufacturing production is changing in a fundamental way and is giving new opportunities for products and associated businesses.”

Terry Wohlers, of Wohlers Associates, amarket consulting firm to the 3D manufacturing sector, based Fort Collins, Co, USA, commented, “EOS has played an important role in the history of additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing worldwide. We expect laser sintering to serve a wide spectrum of organisations in the future, especially as the vast potential of this technology is uncovered."

An interview with Dr Langer, in which he describes the recent move and the 25-year development of the company, may be viewed here:

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