Optisys’ additive manufacturing capabilities have just been augmented by a larger 3D printer. The eos m280 is a metal DMLS machine capable of printing parts that are 10 inches wide and 11 inches tall. This new printer greatly enhances the company’s capabilities by enabling it to print most microwave antennas in-house.
This printer became available to Optisys by a special offer made by eos, one of the most dominant metal 3D printer suppliers. The printer is capable of printing in any weldable metal including titanium and aluminum. This acquisition includes open parameters for aluminum and stainless steel which will be a springboard for development of custom parameter sets for microwave antennas. Installation is scheduled for the first week in February and we have orders lined up to produce as soon as it is online.
“This acquisition represents a quantum leap in capabilities for our company. We look forward to pushing the envelope of what this process can do for our industry,” says Rob Smith, Chief Operations Officer for Optisys.