The Additive Manufacturing Users Group presents its Innovators Award to individuals who cultivate ideas that significantly advance AM. Previous recipients include inventors Chuck Hull, (stereolithography), Scott Crump (fused deposition modeling), and Carl Deckard (selective laser sintering).
The 2020 winner is Hans Langer, who founded EOS GmbH in 1989.
He currently serves as CEO and chairman of EOS Group , Krailling, Germany. During its 30-year existence, EOS, which manufactures metal and polymer printers, has made significant contributions to the advancement of AM. Today, EOS employs 1,250 people in 15 countries and offers support services in 67 countries.
The Additive Report: You were educated as a physicist. How has that affected the choices you’ve made as the head of EOS?
Dr. Hans Langer: In physics, we learned the approach of logical thinking and how to put everything into the broader context of nature. I […]
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