EOS & Armour unveil laser 3D printing at formnext

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Photo courtesy: Under Armour

EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing, and Under Armour—one of the largest sports brands in the world and a market leader in bringing commercial 3D printed footwear to consumers—has announced their strategic new partnership at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The two organizations will jointly work to scale Under Armour’s 3D footwear business through the development of advanced laser sintering technology, and leveraging EOS’ expertise in industrialized 3D production, or additive manufacturing (AM).

Among the many aspects of the partnership, Under Armour will utilize EOS 3D technology for printing powder-based parts, and the two companies will work in concert on polymer powder development and on advanced laser sintering platform development. Under Armour will also collaborate with EOS’ Additive Minds expert services to elevate its AM program.

To highlight the partnership at formnext, the two companies featured an Under Armour display showcasing UA ArchiTech Futurist footwear, illustrating how the two companies will use their combined expertise to push innovation in the 3D printed footwear landscape.