Additive Manufacturing important part of strategic cooperation EOS and GF

f.l.t.r.: Pascal Boillat, Head of GF Machining Solutions with Dr. Hans J. Langer, Founder and CEO EOS Group in front of an EOS M 290 metal Additive Manufacturing system (source: EOS)
f.l.t.r.: Pascal Boillat, Head of GF Machining Solutions with Dr. Hans J. Langer, Founder and CEO EOS Group in front of an EOS M 290 metal Additive Manufacturing system (source: EOS)

GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF (Georg Fischer), entered into a strategic cooperation with EOS, partner of choice for industrial 3D printing processes offering modular solutions including systems, software, materials, technical and consulting services.

The two companies are going to create innovative solutions by combining both companies’ technologies and in doing so they will focus on the mold and die sector. The Additive Manufacturing technology offers the possibility to generate metal inserts featuring cooling close to the surface, thus allowing for a shorter mold cooling sequence and therefore a much faster plastic injection cycle time.

EOS and GF Machining Solutions will develop exclusive solutions for mold makers, a market in which GF holds a leading position thanks to its EDM, high speed milling and automation technologies.GF and EOS will undertake the integration of the Additive Manufacturing machines into the production process of mold inserts, including the necessary software and automation link with downstream machine-tools and measuring devices.

The first solutions will be shown at EMO 2015 the exhibition that is promoted by CECIMO and that will take place on 5–10 October in Milan, Italy.