EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and KRAILLING, Germany, Dec 1, 2015 – EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in additive manufacturing (AM), and Dutch 3D metal printing equipment manufacturer Additive Industries have signed a patent licence agreement in the field of industrial additive manufacturing of metals. Both companies strongly believe in the opportunities 3D metal printing has to offer to the high-end industrial markets for series production of functional parts. The agreement initially licenses certain EOS patents to Additive Industries, and may be expanded in the coming years. The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the agreement.
“For Additive Industries, as newcomer to the industrial additive manufacturing market, this partnership is an important step on our journey to take 3D metal printing from lab to fab. Together we can expand this new production technology from the prototyping domain to the factories of the future”, said Daan Kersten, co-founder and CEO of Additive Industries. Mike Shellabear, director IP and technical support at EOS adds: “We welcome the patent licence agreement with Additive Industries as it confirms the attractiveness of the AM process for industrial use. In addition to this, the agreement is in line with EOS’ strategy to license our IP to other companies in this industry.”
About Additive Industries
Additive Industries is dedicated to bringing metal additive manufacturing for functional parts from lab to fab by offering a modular 3D printing system and seamlessly integrated information platform to high-end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment.
EOS is the world’s leading technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of a technology that is heralding a paradigm shift: light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production.Tags: 3D metal printing, EOS, EOS 3D metal printing, EOS Additive Industries, EOS AM, EOS patents, Europe IP, Netherlands IP