AM specialist EOS has entered into a strategic cooperation with Swiss-based GF Machining Solutions to develop products combining both companies’ technologies. 

The two companies have agreed to focus on the mold and die sector and make products for mold makers, a market where GF already holds a leading position.

EOS’ additive manufacturing (AM) technology could generate metal inserts featuring cooling close to the surface, allowing a shorter mold cooling sequence and therefore a much faster plastic injection cycle.

GF and EOS plan to integrate the AM machines into the production process of mold inserts, including the necessary software and automation link with downstream machine tools and measuring devices.

‘The cooperation allows us to increase the value for customers by integrating conventional and additive technologies,’ said EOS founder and CEO, Dr. Hans J Langer. ‘This is a large step towards seamless production and we join forces with a strong and experienced partner.’

This story is reprinted from material from EOS, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.