A new EOS AM Innovation Center will open in Southern California
Part of a $15 million investment to support of its burgeoning aerospace, space, medical and consumer goods markets.
EOS North America, a business of metal and polymer AM system manufacturer EOS, will open an AM Innovation Center in the Los Angeles/Long Beach-area of Southern California, for additive manufacturing (AM) training, engineering, and customer success.
The new West Coast Innovation Center will support EOS customers through a team of application engineers and service technicians, and other customer support resources, and will serve as a hub featuring some of EOS’ latest metal and polymer 3D printing technology, including customized machines from AMCM and pre-release systems and software.
“The SoCal area is a hotbed for several flourishing industries that rely on our technology for their 3D printed applications,” said Glynn Fletcher, EOS North America president. “We recognize the importance of working very closely with these key customers and will now be positioned right on their doorstep.
Customer training and education, application development, benchmark builds, and production strategy are all critical components of building successful AM programs and will be the focus of the new EOS Innovation Center.
“We have one goal: Help our customers be successful in additive manufacturing,” said Dr. Gregory Hayes, EOS North America senior vice president of applied engineering. “Innovation does not come from technology alone; it comes from learning how to successfully apply it. The new LA-area facility brings all the necessary elements into the region making it easier to help our customers achieve their goals and grow their AM programs.”
EOS has already identified a suitable location and anticipates an early fall 2022 opening.