EOS M 400-4
EOS is to introduce its biggest and fastest additive manufacturing system to date at IMTS 2016 in Chicago (Sept. 12-17). Designed for industrial applications, the ultra-fast, quad-laser system builds on EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and promises increased productivity, part quality and scalability.
The EOS M 400-4 expands on the EOS M 290 technology and offers a large build volume of 400 x 400 x 400 mm with four 400 Watt lasers operating independently in 250 x 250 mm squares each including an overlap of 50 mm. The exceptional beam and power stability ensures highest DMLS part quality and quadruples productivity.
"Following our strategy to establish the Additive Manufacturing technology for production in all industries we have developed this pioneering DMLS system,” Dr. Adrian Keppler, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at EOS ads, commented. “The EOS M 400-4 is a perfect addition to our industrial systems portfolio. It shatters the boundaries of manufacturing as it meets the most demanding requirements of our industry partners in terms of efficiency, scalability, usability and process monitoring. As the system offers a modular platform designed for industrial 3D Printing, it can easily be integrated into existing production environments and the customer set of future innovations."
As part of the EOS M 400-4 system, the patented EOS ClearFlow process gas management technology ensures optimal and consistent processing conditions. It distributes the process gas in an intelligent way to avoid interference of the lasers with side products of the melting process. In addition, the integrated industrial-grade, recirculating filter system with its long filter lifetime significantly reduces operating times and expenses.
The machine also benefits from intuitive software, which offers workflow flexibility and efficiency. The extensive EOSTATE Monitoring Suite ensures compliance with the requirements of industrial production to monitor the powder bed, of a variety of parameters as well as the laser power.
Initially, the machine will be able to build with EOS NickelAlloy HX and MaragingSteel MS1 with more materials follow. Parameters can be modified to meet individual application requirements using the EOS ParameterEditor.
EOS will exhibit at IMTS show in Chicago, USA: September 12-17 on booth N-79.