EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— EOS has committed to a technology development partnership with Morf3D, Inc., at Morf3D’s new Applied Digital Manufacturing Center (ADMC) in Long Beach, California, according to a release from Morf3D.
Morf3D’s ADMC is a 90,000-square-foot facility that the company described as “state-of-the-art.” It harnesses applied research, advanced engineering and application development, serial production, and—most significantly—new industry partnerships with global leaders to drive the industrialization of digital manufacturing in high-growth markets, the company said in the release.
Morf3D’s technology investments in EOS’s Direct Metal Laser Solidification (DMLS®) metal AM platforms will include “the biggest installation of EOS M 400 series systems under one roof,” according to Morf3D. They will also include automated shared modules, material management systems, and EOS’s AMCM line of specialized large-format metal industrial 3D printers. These systems will work in concert to “accelerate progress toward the industrialization of additive manufacturing,” the company said.
When complete, the ADMC will provide full-scale production enablement capabilities within what Morf3D called “the world’s first industrial ecosystem for the advancement of additive manufacturing.” EOS will deploy the most advanced, automated AM technology, together with the engineering resources necessary to help ensure full optimization for customer programs, Morf3D said in the release.
“The AM industry is developing fast, and Morf3D’s ADMC is a next-level development toward scaling production,” said Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America, in the release. “Morf3D has evolved spectacularly, and we are very proud to have been a part of their vision from the very beginning. EOS has never wavered from our commitment to serial AM production, and the ADMC is another giant step on our industry’s march toward the digitization of manufacturing.”
The Applied Digital Manufacturing Center will create an integrated digital manufacturing process across the value chain and a system of work that enables organizations to create complete, repeatable production lines globally, Morf3D said in the release. All ADMC partners are looking to capitalize on their strengths to elevate additive manufacturing at scale. The ADMC research and development partners will work in co-operative teams to help educate, drive new innovations, and deploy novel methods of engineering to increase productivity and automation. All partners will have access to collective training, meeting, and gathering spaces for customer events and business development efforts, the company said.
“As we seek to re-invent the future of manufacturing, our industry partnerships within the ADMC will bring forth exciting capabilities and new innovations for the industry,” said Ivan Madera, CEO of Morf3D. “Our aim is not to simply add more capacity or capability, but rather solve the complex issues that are central to industrializing additive manufacturing. EOS and AMCM are poised to help lead the charge toward productionizing AM at scale.”
The Applied Digital Manufacturing Center is located at 3550 Carson Street, in Long Beach. The space will house Morf3D’s business operations and is designed with a vision toward innovation and growth for the AM industry.
Morf3D is a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, a company that is active in the metal additive manufacturing (AM) space. Nikon specializes in AM optimization and engineering for the aerospace, defense, and space industries.