ARC Group Worldwide, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced manufacturing and metal 3D printing solutions, and EOS, the global technology and quality leader for industrial 3D printing solutions, have announced an expanded partnership, through the acquisition of four additional EOS M 280 metal 3D printers.
The four new EOS M 280s add to ARC’s existing seven EOS M 280s and one EOS M 400, in addition to its three other industrial metal 3D printers. ARC’s total of 15 metal 3D printers makes it one of the largest installed bases of industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions in North America.
ARC’s expanded capacity supports the rollout of a full-production program, which is a high- volume, full production part. Volume on this new program is expected to ramp-up during the summer, ultimately likely to require more than nine dedicated AM machines to produce more than 10,000 components annually, consuming more than 12,000 lbs of Inconel 718 metal powder, per year.