Additive manufacturing solutions developer EOS opens new facility in Texas
EOS, a global additive manufacturing solutions developer, has opened their newest US facility in Pflugerville, TX.
EOS (Krailling, Germany), a global additive manufacturing (AM) solutions developer, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 4, 2016, to mark the grand opening of their newest US facility in Pflugerville, TX. The event precedes the celebration of the company's 27th anniversary this summer.
This location will provide increased service and support for the company's growing North America market, which topped $100 million in fiscal year 2015. Among the site's special offerings are an innovations laboratory, where the company's application engineers interact directly with customers, a working showroom containing the full range of the company's AM systems, and an AM Ventures division to help bring startup ideas to reality.
The company has experienced substantial global growth in recent years, particularly within the US. "Additive manufacturing is rapidly becoming a more widely accepted solution to complex manufacturing requirements across a broad spectrum of industries," says Dr. Hans J. Langer, EOS founder and CEO. "We've recently sold our 2100th system worldwide. With almost three decades of dedication to AM technology development, our company is committed to upholding the highest quality standards in our field."
The company has over 100 employees in North America, with 30 field service engineers—and has had a US presence since 2001. Pflugerville is opening with approximately 30 employees, a number that is expected to double within the next two years. EOS Materials, also known as Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), dedicated to the production and blending of polymer powder for both EOS systems and other powder-based AM technologies, will remain in Temple, TX.
The Novi, MI site will also remain as an important regional technical center for EOS of North America, Inc. Future plans to further expand within the US include the Boston, MA and Northern California regions.