The primary limiting factor to building large parts using 3D printing/additive manufacturing is the size of the build box. EOS GmbH, developers and manufacturers of the EOS systems for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), is helping to solve that problem with the introduction of the EOS M 400 machine.
The EOS M 400 additive manufacturing system was designed for the industrial production of high-quality large metal parts, according to the company's information. With a building volume of 400 x 400 x 400 mm (15.748" x 15.748" x 15.748"), the EOS M 400 allows the production of large metal parts directly from CAD data and with no need for tools.
The EOS M 400 also provides increased productivity due to a 1 kW laser. It also offers reduced non-productive time by recoating from both sides. A new recirculating filter system with automated cleaning function helps reduce filter costs. The modular platform consists of a Process Station and a Setup Station to facilitate the easy integration of future innovations.
An enhanced monitoring system on the EOS M 400 provides a higher level of quality management. Additionally, job preparation and calculation is separated from the building process: the job file is prepared at the engineer's desk and transmitted via the network; the system focuses entirely on building parts.
The new EOS M 400 is user friendly, offers quick and easy operation via touch screen and offers a broad portfolio of materials.