EOS, technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-manufacturing solutions for Additive Manufacturing applications, and Cookson Precious Metals (CPM), worldwide established supplier for the precious metal industry, have signed a strategic development partnership.
Both companies will introduce and go on to further develop precious metal-based applications to the jewellery and watch industry. The product and services they offer will range from the production of precious metal parts to consulting for a Direct Metal Laser-Sintering (DMLS) driven design process, the development and production of special precious metal alloys and the installation of a bespoke solution chain for high-volume jewellery production.
Cookson Precious Metals, the UK's largest jewellery maker with over 12,000 products, has a reputation for high-quality products and services, as well as developing a close working relationship with customers. CPM is able to supply fair-trade gold and their own Ecogold guarantees to customers that the gold has come from a recycled source.
Dr. Adrian Keppler, Executive Vice President Strategy and Business Development at EOS, states: ''With CPM we found a perfect partner to introduce our innovative and paradigm-shifting technology to the luxery goods industry. We truly believe that our AM process offers a huge potential for these industries and a freedom of design that they have long been searching for.''
Stella Layton, Global Vice President at CPM adds: ''With EOS, we now join forces with the market and quality leader in AM. With the EOS technology, 3D bespoke jewellery and watch components can be created from CAD files. This takes us on an exciting journey.''
Both EOS and CPM envision customised e-manufactuing solutions that will reportedly change the economics of making jewellery or watches.