EWI - which develops and applies manufacturing technologies within the US and international manufacturing industry - has expanded its additive manufacturing capabilities with a new EOS system.
The organisation has announced that it has acquired a high-performance EOS direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) system - an additive manufacturing technology with the capacity to fuse metal powder into 3D components.
This latest scheme will see the organisation apply the top-of-the-range EOSINT M 280 system to further advance the development and provide additional metal manufacturing solutions to suppliers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).
Through a joint partnership agreement, EWI will serve as a preferred materials development partner to EOS of North American to create new AM solutions from metal alloys that are not as yet available.
Vice-President of EOS North America Tim Morris stated: "This partnership is a natural fit. Our laser-sintering technology enables the manufacture of complex metallic components through laser joining, and EWI has a strong industry focus and critical expertise in process and materials interaction, as well as additive manufacturing."
EWI President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Cialone added: "By combining our experience in laser optics, materials science, and process controls with the laser powder bed fusion technology of the EOSINT M 280 system, we will be able to help our customers manufacture parts more effectively and efficiently than ever before."