RAPID 2016, Orlando, FL, (date) — Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH, the global technology and quality leader for high-end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, received the SME Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award at RAPID 2016 in Orlando, on Thursday, May 19.
The award, established in 2008, is given to individuals who have made significant accomplishments that greatly impact the additive manufacturing industry. “RAPID is the authoritative industrial 3D-manufacturing event of the year,” says Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America. “This SME award is a reflection of both Hans Langer’s innovative spirit and the growth and technological advancements his company has made over the past 27 years.”
Dr. Hans J. Langer founded EOS in 1989 and over the years developed the company into a market-leading pioneer in Additive Manufacturing. Today he is the major shareholder of EOS, steering the company’s strategic direction as Chief Executive Officer. Before founding EOS, he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for plasma physics and received his Ph. D. with a thesis on laser technology from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich.
Dr. Langer was ranked among the 20 most influential personalities in additive manufacturing by the British AM Magazine, TCT, in 2011. In 2008 he was awarded the Bavarian State Medal. His company has also received several important industry citations—among them are three German “Top 100” Innovation awards for medium-sized enterprises, two German “Bavaria’s Best 50” awards and in 2015 the “Game Changer Award” by German Manager Magazin, and Bain & Company.
EOS’ latest advancements in AM include their compact M 100 metal system and their EOSTATE MeltPool Monitoring technology. The latter is an automated, intelligent, real-time process that provides part traceability as well as surveillance and analysis of the melt pool during the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS®) process—for every spot, every layer and every part—helping minimize risk and reduce quality assurance costs.
In other recent news, EOS has expanded their North American presence with the opening of their newest facility, located in Pflugerville, Texas. The site features a brand new iLab, containing all working EOS systems, and an AM Ventures department—created to help startups bring their ideas to market using EOS’ additive manufacturing technology. The aim is to enhance customer support throughout the region.
EOS is the world’s leading technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production. Www.eos.info