NORTHBROOK, Ill., and NOVI, Mich., March 16, 2017— UL, a global safety science organization, and EOS, the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, today announced a collaboration in which UL will provide AM training and facility safety services to EOS clients. The initial goal of the relationship is to advance quality and safety within the AM industry and enhance the EOS customer experience.
“Safety management is the most essential thing any organization can do to protect its people and its AM investment,” said Glynn Fletcher, President, EOS North America. “The hands-on training UL has developed is a comprehensive program designed to ensure students focus not only on making great AM parts, but also to fully understand the unique safety requirements working with metal powder on machines like the EOS M 290."
As part of the agreement, UL will provide AM metals training as well as facility safety services to EOS clients. The training, “Applied AM Metals,” is a five-day hands-on custom course that features EOS metal AM technology while focusing on process and material fundamentals, design, build planning, process parameters, critical safety factors, post-processing and quality evaluation. The course will be offered as an alternative to existing EOS Basic training and held at the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (AMCC) located in Louisville, Kentucky.
EOS will offer the UL AM training and facility safety services to customers who are in the process of purchasing or have recently purchased EOS metal AM technology. EOS and UL plan to launch the collaboration immediately.
“With the significant growth of metal AM, particularly for production parts, the collaboration with EOS - a recognized industry leader - will help accelerate metal AM innovation in a safe and consistent manner while optimizing and protecting the customer’s AM investment,” said Simin Zhou, UL Vice President of Digital Manufacturing.
UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit www.UL.com.
EOS is the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Founded in 1989, the independent company is a pioneer and innovator for holistic solutions in additive manufacturing. Everything EOS does is founded on the cornerstones of corporate responsibility and sustainability, both inward- and outward-facing. Whereby EOS embraces a deep commitment to customers and their needs.
Like no other company, EOS is mastering the interaction of laser and powder material. Additionally, EOS provides all essential elements for industrial 3D printing. System, material and process parameters are intelligently harmonized to ensure a reliable high quality of parts and thus facilitating a decisive competitive edge. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.
EOS nurtures a vibrant ecosystem of partners and, by means of venture investments, helps incubate promising start-ups. It's this interaction along the whole industrial value-chain that enables the development of extensive solutions for 3D printing. Hence contributing to the further digitization and automation of manufacturing.
For more information, visit www.EOS.info.