GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF has entered into a strategic partnership with EOS in Germany, to offer customers innovative solutions combining both companies’ mould making and additive manufacturing technologies.
The two companies have agreed to focus on the mould and die sector. Through this, the two will develop exclusive solutions for mould makers, a market in which GF holds a leading position thanks to its EDM, high speed milling and automation technologies for moulds, dies and high value-added metal parts.
EOS’s leading additive manufacturing technology offers customers the possibility to generate metal inserts featuring cooling close to the surface, allowing for a shorter mould cooling sequence and therefore a much faster plastic injection cycle time.
GF and EOS will undertake the integration of the additive manufacturing machines into the production process of mould inserts, including the necessary software and automation link with downstream machine tools and measuring devices.
“We welcome very much this strategic partnership”, GF CEO Yves Serra, commented. “GF and EOS complement each other very well to offer the large customer base of GF Machining Solutions a unique set of technologies.”
EOS founder and CEO, Dr. Hans J. Langer, added: “The cooperation allows us to increase the value for customers within the mould and die sector, by integrating conventional and additive technologies. This is a large step towards seamless production and we join forces with a strong and experienced partner.”
The initial results of this collaboration will be shown at the EMO 2015 to take place early October in Milan.
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