The Centre will house one of the earliest installations of the EOS M 290.
Market leader for design-driven, integrated additive manufacturing, EOS is the first additive manufacturing OEM to join the Commonwealth Centre for Advanced Manufacturing. Based in Virginia, CCAM is an applied research centre that provides production-ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe.
The centre will house one of the earliest installations of the EOS M 290, EOS’ latest direct metal laser sintering system. The company will work with CCAM members to develop additive manufacturing solutions for aerospace and other industries.
“EOS often partners with its customers to refine their use of laser sintering,” says Andrew Snow, senior vice president at EOS North America, Inc. “CCAM will enable us to draw on the experience of our fellow members and collaborate to create organization-specific additive applications.”
CCAM is unique among the industrial group because it offers its members a shared facility for research and development whilst protecting intellectual property and market position.
“Whenever I speak with current and prospective member companies, one of the first questions they ask is, ‘What is your current work with additive manufacturing?’” says Dr. Bob Fagan, chief technology officer at CCAM. “So EOS’ membership is important for us, especially considering they offer a sophisticated technology that can produce finished products to high specifications. We’re all looking forward to seeing what we create in conjunction with EOS.”
The Centre features production labs with a range of technologies including 5-axis cutting machines, CMM equipment, die-sink EDM and surfacing apparatus. By combining resources CCAM is a hub of the most advanced manufacturing practices today with around 50 students participating today.