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EWI Expands Additive Manufacturing Capabilities via Direct Metal Laser-Sintering Technology

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, May 24th, 2013


Direct Metal Laser-Sintering Technology

EWI is pleased to announce the acquisition of an EOS direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS™) system, an additive manufacturing (AM) technology with the capacity to fuse metal powder into 3D components.  EWI, which has long been engaged in the development of AM through its Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) and its spinout company Fabrisonic LLC, will apply the state-of-the-art EOSINT M 280 system to further advance AM technology and provide additional metal manufacturing solutions to OEMs and suppliers.

Through a joint partnership agreement, EWI will serve as a preferred materials development partner to EOS of North America, Inc. to create new AM solutions from metal alloys that are not currently available. “This partnership is a natural fit,” says Tim Morris, Vice President of EOS North America, Inc. “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 CEO Henry Cialone agrees. “By combining our experience in laser optics, materials science, and process controls with the laser powder bed fusion technology of the EOS M 280 system, we will be able to help our customers manufacture parts more effectively and efficiently than ever before.”

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To learn more about EWI’s extensive AM capabilities, please contact Shawn Kelly at skelly@ewi.org or 614.688.5145. To find out more about the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), please contact Ed Herderick at eherderick@ewi.org of 614.688.5111.

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