EOS, the global technology and quality company offering high-end solutions in Additive Manufacturing (AM), and Dutch 3D metal printing equipment manufacturer Additive Industries have signed a patent licence agreement for industrial additive manufacturing of metals. Both companies strongly believe in the opportunities 3D metal printing offers to the high-end industrial markets for series production of functional parts. The agreement initially licenses certain EOS patents to Additive Industries, and may be expanded in the future. The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the agreement.
“For Additive Industries, as newcomer to the industrial additive manufacturing market, this partnership is an important step on our journey to take 3D metal printing from lab to fab. Together we can expand this new production technology from the prototyping domain to the factories of the future”, said Daan Kersten, co-founder and CEO of Additive Industries. Mike Shellabear, Director IP and Technical Support at EOS adds: “We welcome the patent licence agreement with Additive Industries as it confirms the attractiveness of the AM process for industrial use. In addition to this, the agreement is in line with EOS’ strategy to license our IP to other companies in this industry.”