EOS will introduce its EOS M 400-4 system for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) at the IMTS show in Chicago (Sept. 12-17). Designed for industrial applications, the quad-laser system has a wider building platform, along with a new handling system.
The additive system’s building volume is 400 x 400 x 400 mm (15.75 x 15.75 x 15.75 in.). It is equipped with four 400 Watt lasers operating independently in 250 x 250 mm (9.8 x 9.8 in.) squares each including an overlap of 50 mm (about 2 in.) The beam and power stability ensure high DMLS part quality. The system builds on the EOS M 290 technology.
As part of the EOS M 400-4 system, the patented EOS ClearFlow process gas management technology ensures consistent processing conditions. It distributes the process gas in a way to avoid interference of the lasers with side products of the melting process. In addition, the integrated industrial-grade, recirculating filter system with its long filter lifetime reduces operating times and expenses.
Usability and workflow on the EOS M 400-4 meet demanding production requirements. The intuitive software facilitates workflow flexibility and efficiency. The system is easily operated through a touch screen and a task-based graphical user-interface. The EOSTATE Monitoring Suite ensures compliance with the requirements of industrial production: it enables monitoring of the powder bed, of a variety of parameters as well as the laser power. Data Preparation and calculation is separated from the building process: the file prepared at desk is transmitted through the network.
Initially, the materials EOS NickelAlloy HX as well as EOS MaragingSteel MS1 will be available for the EOS M 400-4 and more materials and processes will follow soon. Parameters can be modified to meet individual application requirements using the EOS ParameterEditor.