23 Oct 2018
Deal, which doubles Visser's metal 3D capacity, comprises 3 EOS M 400-4 systems and 2 of the new EOS M 300-4 systems.EOS has reached agreement with Visser Precision to significantly boost its metal additive manufacturing capacity.
Visser is purchasing three EOS M 400-4 systems and two of the recently unveiled EOS M 300-4 systems. Terms were reached during the International Machine Tool Show 2018 trade fair in Chicago, IL, and with the acquisition of the EOS M 300-4 systems, Visser Precision becomes the first organization to purchase the new platform. The value of the deal was not revealed.
For Visser Precision, market demands for DMLS-quality (direct metal laser sintering) metal AM components in aerospace, space, defense, and other industries have been some of the bigger drivers to expand its capacity to a total of eight serial production capable systems with delivery of the new systems expected in the next few months.
Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America, commented, “Additive manufacturing has moved from a stage of market acceptance to a technology that is now in demand across industries in search of DMLS-quality AM. Visser Precision can now meet that market demand through this investment with EOS.
“We could not be more proud that Visser Precision is the first-to-purchase our new, high-performance EOS M 300-4 system, and has also purchased our flagship EOS M 400-4 system to take their AM capacity to the next level."
The two EOS metal AM systems are both four laser platforms designed for serial production, with the newest EOS M 300 series designed from the ground-up for integration into a digital manufacturing environment with configurable and scalable equipment architecture while delivering a productivity increase between four to 10 times compared to existing mid-frame systems.
Ryan Coniam, president of Visser Precision, added, “We feel partnering with EOS – the metal AM industry pioneers and leaders in DMLS – provides us with the capabilities we need to meet market demands now and in the next few years. Nowadays, almost anyone can 3D print some parts in metal, but the trick is to achieve repeatability while meeting and maintaining quality. Our investments with EOS mean we can deliver that to our customers."
EOS is a leading supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, its product portfolio of systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers "crucial competitive advantages" in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.