EOS’ Additive Minds Academy was founded in April 2020 EOS key account manager aerospace, Frédéric Verlon explains how its industrial 3D printing technology solutions are helping to shape the future of aerospace manufacturing.
Founded in 1989, EOS says it has mastered the key interaction between lasers and powder materials in additive manufacturing (AM). The company offers everything from a single source, including systems, materials and process parameters – all coordinated to enable reliable high part quality and a decisive competitive edge for its customers.
Q) Firstly, what are the types of trends and demands placed on your company by today’s aerospace customers? The key requirements are performance, weight reduction and flight safety. This also applies to AM. Performance is achieved when the required part quality can be achieved at the target cost of production. Weight reduction is an area where AM has proved to be very effective, allowing to optimise structures and putting material exactly where it is needed, as well as integrating functions. Flight safety is achieved when demonstrating that the manufacturing quality is reproductible in time, and fully under control. We are investing a lot of effort to deliver solutions which allow those requirements to be achieved. […]
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