EOS Electro Optical Systems Japan K.K.
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.
About Our Additive Manufacturing Business and Products
This complex technology has the potential to fundamentally change the industrial value chain and make a massive impact on the production scenarios of the future. Design freedom, customization, sustainability, rapid product developments, and the accompanying cost advantages are generating the impulses for the flexible manufacturing processes of the present day.
Comprehensive functional integrations such as springs or hinge joints can be directly designed into the component. Complicated structures can be created without the need for tools and subcomponents can be reduced to a minimum.
EOS industrial 3D printing systems make it possible to react quickly to the changing requirements of volatile markets and cater to trends such as the increasing customization of end products. Additive Manufacturing technology makes these parts reproducible and an increasing number of versions become economically viable.
3D printing is an essential part of Industry 4.0, i.e. the buzzword that describes technology and production in the era of the digital revolution. Like every industrial revolution, the fourth stage is also causing job profiles to change. Whether 3D printing, robotics, Artificial Intelligence, or technology convergence – the increasingly interconnected digital world is opening up new opportunities, changing the existing, and creating the new. The cutting out of various intermediate stages and the shift from physical manpower to digital processes is having a long-term influence on the structures and working conditions of the future.
These far-reaching changes will mean fewer uses for some types of work relating to conventional production, but new jobs will be created in the digital field, in IT, in design, or in completely new fields of activity. As this technology is making it possible to establish companies without a great deal of investment, 3D printing will play its part in counteracting the trend towards workforce reduction caused by digitalization. The new possibilities are giving people with good ideas the chance to start an enterprise with a relatively low level of seed capital, regardless of where they are located.
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EOS Quality: Result of extensive experience and the highest manufacturing standards
EOS continuously monitors the quality of all components at every process step in the value-added chain and holds the relevant product certifications and validations.
The aim of EOS quality policy is to identify current customer needs and future market demands early on and meet these by means of the appropriate organisational, technological and economic resources. This is the only way to ensure the success and competitiveness of the company in the long term.
The cornerstones of our quality policy are:
Future Perspective and Expectation for German-Japanese Market
Germany is one of the leading countries in the global effort on the advancement of Additive Manufacturing technology, founded on a comprehensive ecosystem and extensive network of players covering the entire value chain of the technology which has evolved since the 1990s. This advancement in AM industry is also in line with German government’s Industry 4.0 initiative to maintain its worldwide competitiveness in advanced manufacturing. The German Additive Manufacturing ecosystem consists of: world class research institutes and academic researchers working on next generation technologies; leading technology and solution providers such as EOS GmbH to industrialize the technology; professional service providers developing new applications with the industrial sector; software companies such as Siemens PLM to automate the digital AM workflow; and most important of all, more and more world class manufacturing OEMs who are embracing the AM technology to gain their competitive advantage in terms of innovation in product design, as well as innovation in business model such as on demand manufacturing and distributed manufacturing. Siemens has invested multiple millions in setting up state of the art AM facilities in its energy business unit to speed up innovation and reduce costs of repair and maintenance; DB is printing hundreds of replacement parts for obsolete models on demand; leading automotive OEMS such as Daimler and BMW are exploring adoption of AM for mass production of automotive components; just to name a few.
Japan on the other side of the world, despite its lackluster overall economic performance in the last few decades, has maintained its global presence as a leading manufacturing hub, known for its high precision and quality, which places its manufacturing sector at the higher end of the global supply value chain. Although the development of Additive Manufacturing industry in Japan has been slower compared to Germany in recent years, we also observe the local Additive Manufacturing ecosystem is starting to take shape, driven by major manufacturing OEMs leading the investment in the new technology. For example Toyota, Honda, MHI, IHI, KHI, Nabtesco…just to name a few. We expect these OEMs to lead and drive a new wave of investment in the Additive Manufacturing technology to take full advantage of the Additive Manufacturing technology in the coming years.
Being a German company, EOS sees many opportunities for us to cooperate with Japanese OEMs. Which is why EOS has expanded its investment and footprint in Japan market, to share our experiences and jointly build up the local Additive Manufacturing ecosystem with Japanese customers, in order to capture the new opportunities which will arise with the coming of a new age in global digital manufacturing.