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EOS GmbH (Krailling, Germany), a global developer of high-end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for metal 3D printing, has entered into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) focusing on the mold and die sector. The companies have agreed to develop novel solutions for moldmakers, a market in which GF holds a leading position thanks to its EDM, high-speed milling and automation technologies, according to a news release from EOS.

Clare Goldsberry

July 10, 2015

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EOS and GF Machining target moldmaking in strategic cooperation

EOS GmbH (Krailling, Germany), a global developer of high-end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for metal 3D printing, has entered into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) focusing on the mold and die sector. The companies have agreed to develop novel solutions for moldmakers, a market in which GF holds a leading position thanks to its EDM, high-speed milling and automation technologies, according to a news release from EOS.

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Pascal Boillat (left), GF Machining Solutions, shakes on the deal
with Dr. Hans J. Langer, EOS GmbH.

AM technology allows users to generate metal inserts with cooling close to the surface of the mold (conformal cooling), thus shortening the mold-cooling sequence and accelerating the plastic injection cycle.

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

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

"We welcome this strategic partnership," commented GF CEO Yves Serra. "GF and EOS complement each other very well to offer the large customer base of GF Machining Solutions a unique set of technologies."

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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