An oil separator for a racing car built in an EOS M 400 from EOS Aluminium AlSi10Mg powder.
An oil separator for a racing car built in an EOS M 400 from EOS Aluminium AlSi10Mg powder.

The system will be launched at MACH 2014, the UK’s largest manufacturing event.

EOS M 400 is aimed at industrial production applications, as the increased volume of the build chamber allows the manufacture of larger components or multiple smaller parts within a nested volume. In addition, the level of automation has been raised, making it easier to carry out serial production.

The basic model will start to become available in spring 2014, with global distribution planned from the summer, and within a year, automated unpacking will be available for the EOS M 400, the company says. With this extension of the system, an exchangeable frame including components and residual powder can be moved, following the build process, from the process station to the unpacking station. 

New materials

The first extension to the basic model will initially be offered with EOS Aluminum AlSi10Mg and EOS NickelAlloy IN718 materials and is therefore suitable for use in the automobile and aerospace sectors. Processes for further materials are still in the development phase, including both tool steel and titanium.

The laser used in the system has an output of up to 1,000 watts. A new user interface with touchscreen has been implemented, following feedback from customers. In 2015, EOS is planning to launch the EOS M 400-4, which will have four lasers.