EOS helps customers adopt AM technology with new “Additive Minds” services
The company will offer Consulting, the Innovation Center and the Additive Minds Academy services to make AM more accessible.
EOS is expanded its consulting and knowledge transfer portfolio of services to help more companies benefit from additive manufacturing technologies. The new brand will exist under the name “Additive Minds”.
Based on three pillars of Consulting, the Innovation Center and the Additive Minds Academy, the EOS team of experts will directly upskill customer staff on the latest additive manufacturing technology.
“Our Additive Minds services cover the customer’s complete lifecycle – from additive manufacturing fundamentals and the choice of correct component or application, to the engineering process and development of the application, right down to planning the industrial production, qualification and validation,” says Güngör Kara, Director Global Application and Consulting at EOS. “The huge innovation potential of this technology makes a key contribution to the current and future transformation process in industrial manufacturing. Based on our technology and extended consulting and training offers, customers can achieve the next level of innovation sooner.”
The Additive Manufacturing Consultants will help address each customer’s individual requirements. The range of topics on offer covers the complete cycle: from technology fundamentals, component choice for AM production, design and AM-compatible engineering, to production scaling and validation. This means that customers can enlist Additive Minds at every step of their 3D printing journey.
With its Additive Minds Innovation Center, EOS extends its range of services in the field of counselling and creates a central hub of innovation. Companies can send a team of engineers and technicians to EOS with experts from Additive Minds overseeing their education and development for 6-18 months, with the potential to develop new applications through to a production stage. At the end of this phase, the team can begin production in their own company immediately, thus gaining a huge time advantage over their own competition. A “Center of Excellence” model, deployed on the customer’s premises, is also available.
And with its new Additive Minds Academy, EOS will soon offer an additive manufacturing courses and workshops. EOS has also developed its own training program in collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton and the SRH Hochschule Berlin. Participants can qualify as an “AM Application Engineer” within six months through intensive learning modules and practical exercises. The first participants will begin their course in February 2017.