EOSINT M 280 System

The EOSINT M 280 is an upgraded and further improved version of the EOSINT M 270, the industry-leading tool for additive metal part manufacturing. On the basis of three-dimensional CAD data, it directly produces high-quality metal parts—fully automated—in just a few hours and without the need for instruments. The direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) method produces layer-by-layer parts by melting fine metal powder with a laser beam that allows extremely complex geometries such as free-form surfaces, deep grooves, and three-dimensional cooling channels to be created. Alternatively, the device is fitted with a 200 or 400 watt laser fiber. This type of laser offers extremely high beam efficiency and power stability, which can be controlled during the construction process using the laser power monitoring (LPM) method. The system operates in both argon and nitrogen protection atmospheres.

This allows the machine to handle a wide variety of materials: From light metals to stainless steel equipment and super alloys. Process software has been developed and improved over a number of years and includes a range of intelligent exposure techniques and features, which make it possible to refine and adapt the design process for a variety of material types and applications. EOS provides a variety of powder metal materials for the EOSINT M 280 with corresponding parameter sets that have been designed for use. They manufacture parts with uniform Part Property Profiles (PPPs).

In addition, EOS ensures maximum reliability through intensive process development and thorough quality assurance of all products. The capability of the system can be tailored to specific customer requirements with a range of choices and additional equipment. Integrated process chain management (IPCM) modules allow higher efficiency, higher quality, and improved user-friendliness, and can also be added at any time. The distinctive characteristics of the EOSINT M 280 system are the consistency of the components it manufactures and the ergonomically designed peripherals. Such features make the device the perfect manufacturing method for the economical batch- size, automated manufacturing of parts at all stages of the product life cycle. The machine is therefore ideally suited to the industrial environment (Figure 5.3).

EOSINT M 280 system

FIGURE 5.3 EOSINT M 280 system.

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