MILAN, Italy, Nov 27, 2017 – EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and Eurocoating, a leading company in the supply of orthopedic prostheses in titanium and cobalt alloy, today announced a new global partnership, conceived to reinforce the leadership position of both companies in their respective sectors and to meet the growing demand for Additive Manufacturing production of components, materials and services in the biomedical sector. This is an important partnership aimed at sharing and increasing their business networks, as well as collaborating on the creation of new products, solutions and applications designed to improve people’s quality of life.
Based in Pergine Valsugana in the Trentino-South Tyrol region, Eurocoating is part of the United Coating Group and today is a leading company at global level in the sector of surface treatments (and, in particular, plasma sprays) of implantable medical devices. It can boast a recognized presence on the worldwide biomedical scene, with factories in geographic proximity to OEM sites in Europe, in the United States through the subsidiary Surface Dynamics and in China with the recently inaugurated Eurocoating Wuxi factory. Alongside the technology of plasma spray, for more than ten years the company has grown productive competence in Additive Manufacturing processes, with a particular focus on the optimization of mass production processes of high-tech implantable devices. Eurocoating supports OEMs in every step of devices’ development and registration, offering extensive support and assistance for design optimization and compliance with regulatory requirements.
It is exactly thanks to this expansion of the business model that today the collaboration with EOS comes into being, with the objective of revolutionizing the biomedical sector on a global scale, focusing on the excellence of two companies of proven experience in their respective sectors and markets.
“Thanks to our interest in additive manufacturing technologies, which has developed in the past ten years, today we own the skills and experience required to be ready to lead this important trend, which at present is impacting and revolutionizing the biomedical world,” said Nelso Antolotti, president of Eurocoating. “Our partnership with EOS will allow us to further consolidate our presence in the field of 3D printing of metals and polymers as a strategic partner for OEMs”.
Industrial 3D printing solutions become more and more an essential element in the strategies of new business models which want to approach the world of Industry 4.0. Within this context, for more than a decade, Eurocoating has invested in developing technological competences, materials and industrial production strategies, which have led the company to have a wide and consolidated fleet of machines for Additive Manufacturing, with a special focus on the EOS M 290 system. With a building volume of 250 x 250 x 325 mm, the EOS M 290 allows a fast, flexible and cost-effective production of metal parts directly from CAD data. An intuitive user interface, the intelligent software concept with a combination of open and standardized parameter sets and the improved filter system are specially designed for the industrial production. The robust system design and the powerful 400-watt fiber laser enable a reliably high performance day in, day out. The exceptional high beam quality of the laser spot and its excellent detail resolution is ideal for additively manufacturing highly complex components ensuring homogeneous part properties from part-to-part, job-to-job and machine-to-machine. Moreover, the widest range of validated materials and processes available in the market covering all customer requirements.
“Being able to collaborate with such an important company as Eurocoating at a national and international level, demonstrates our constant commitment in the research for valuable partners to carry on and develop the presence of AM technology in every sector,” said Giancarlo Scianatico, EOS regional manager for Italy. “In biomedical sector, in particular, the demand is growing exponentially, and I want to focus on how the creation of applications in Additive Manufacturing is becoming a real need to solve or improve issues in the medical field, which so far could not be successfully dealt with. In this context, the partnership announced today will let EOS expand its business and skills, thus providing new services for customers on a worldwide scale.”
EOS is the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.
Eurocoating belongs to the United Coating Group and today is a leading company at a global level in the sector of surface treatments (and in particular plasma sprays) of implantable medical devices. It can boast a recognized presence and experience on the world biomedical scene. Through a large number of production sites in Europe, North America and China, the company provides the following services worldwide: design optimization, regulatory support, Additive Manufacturing production, machining, cleaning, coating and packaging of products, guaranteeing for each one of them quality control, delivery services, research and development and support in usage testing.