OS systems and solutions for industrial 3D printing with plastic materials
Selecting the most suitable Additive Manufacturing (AM) process: What makes the EOS Polymer Technology outstanding?
When dealing with 3D printing, you come across a variety of technologies and processes. Choosing the most suitable additive manufacturing (AM) process for a particular application can be difficult.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a term that describes a set of technologies used to create 3D objects by adding material layer by layer. With around 30 years of experience in 3D printing for industrial applications, EOS has perfected the process of powder bed based additive manufacturing. We master the interaction between 3D printer, material and process for the production of components on an industrial scale. Based on the delicate process of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), our technology provides the foundation for manufacturing results that meet a wide range of industry requirements in terms of dimensional accuracy, surface finish and stability.
Under the code PRINT we have summarized the main benefits of the EOS polymer technology:
Powder and laser only
100% white parts
Agent free and easy to obtain certification, e.g. in aerospace, medical, food industries
Cost Per Part
Cost per part up to 25% lower compared to jetting technologies
100% cost transparency
Best energy efficiency-Factor 3-5 lower than systems with jetting technology
Industry leading dimensional accuracy – for part in all sizes
100% reproductability – from part to job, job to job and system to system
Broadest product portfolio in industrial 3D printing targeting all applications
Part size ranging from 1 to 1000 mm
Open EOS ParameterEditor
High perfomance materials – up to 400 °C
Largest installed base ( more than 1,500 systems)
Global service network with more than 150 service technicians
High level data security
EOS offers modular 3D printing solutions for industrial applications and various production challenges. Our 3D printers are established systems for a flexible and economical production of prototypes and final products in from small and medium sized series up to 3D printed end products on an industrial scale.
EOS P 396
About 38% less energy consumption and up to 32% faster
System for Additive Manufacturing of serial parts and functional prototypes from polymer materials. The successor to the EOSINT P 395 offers higher productivity and therefore lower costs per building job. Improved hardware and software ensure greater consistency in part properties.
With total build size of 340 x 340 x 600 mm, the EOS P 396 covers the medium build volume range. This modular and highly productive system allows the tool-free manufacture of serial components, spare parts, functional prototypes and models directly from CAD data. Compared to its predecessor model, the EOS P 396 consumes for a typical building job (filling ratio 5.8%) about 38% less energy and is up to 32% faster.
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The EOS P 396 processes thermoplastic plastics on an industrial scale. The, to some extent, newly developed software and hardware components make the EOS P 396 on the whole more productive. This cuts both costs per job and component costs.
Reproducible and constant component quality
The new EOSAME feature adjusts the energy input and thus ensures a homogeneous quality and enhanced mechanical properties of the manufactured parts over the entire building volume.
The optimized temperature management Reduces non-productive process times and improves process stability.
The build progress is on average 15% higher compared to the established EOSINT P 395 (depending on the filler loading and part design). This significantly reduces the component costs.
Boosted build rate by more powerful 70 W laser.
Reduced non-productive time by 60 % due to spot pyrometer.
The latest version 3.7 of the PSW software contains some new features alongside proven functions, features that offer the best possible support during both preparation of the build job and process control during the build progress.
The machine manufactures very complex plastic parts. But great store is still placed on its easy operation.
Broad material portfolio
The EOS P 396 can process an extensive portfolio of materials, just like its predecessor.
With the corresponding ParameterSets, the system produces parts with standardized part property profiles (PPPs).
Mechanical powder handling
Apart from the familiar IPCM P powder handling solution, the new IPCM P plus is also now available.
The overall system’s energy consumption could be reduced, thus lowering the operating costs too.