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Additive manufacturing with plastic or metal materials has long since outgrown its infancy. In recent years, numerous innovative 3D printing applications have been developed that have changed the production processes of entire industries. More and more companies are turning to this forward-looking technology, and for good reason: industrial 3D printing holds immense potential for supply chains and product development and enables new types of business models. An expanding range of materials and the possibility for larger production volumes open up greater scope for new products.  And, of course, the reliable quality of 3D printed parts is even enabling their use in industries such as aerospace, automotive and medical.


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Conflux Heatexchanger | © EOS

Innovation Story Conflux Technology | 3D Printed Heat Exchanger

Production and Energy

Conflux Technology has patented a highly efficient, compact heat exchanger design that derives its performance from a geometry that can only be made using additive manufacturing (AM). 

Additively manufactured gripper for Wittmann, ingenious design by kuhnstoff with integrated compressed air channels, 3D printed, PA 2200 | © EOS

Innovation Story Wittmann Group & KuhnStoff | Bronchial Gripper With Functional Base Plate

Production and Energy

Tangible success: Build a lightweight grip system with integrated functionality capable of moving the required loads over a minimum of 5 million operating cycles

3D printed eyeglasses frames by Raytech & Hoet

Innovation Story Raytech & Hoet | Additive Manufacturing for Eyeware

Production and Energy

With 3D printing on additive manufacturing machines Hoet is able to produce eyeglass frames with complex designs and on demand at the same time. This shortens the time-to-market and reduces storage costs.

Innovation Story Siemens | 3D Printing for High Performance Industrial Gas Turbines

Production and Energy

Innovation for maintenance of high performance industrial gas turbines. Siemens industrial turbomachinery counts on EOS 3D printing technology and customized services.

Innovation Story Anubis 3D | 3D Printed End-of-Arm for Smarter Packaging

Production and Energy

An innovative, industrial, 3D printed end-of-arm enables Langen Group to lighten the load on their customer’s robotic packaging line.

Innovation Story APS Technology | 3D Printed Oilfield Drilling Equipment

Production and Energy

Drill bit and rotary steerable system (RSS): Complex parts for rotary steerable systems, which actively steer oil and gas wells, are now being produced by APS Technology, Inc. using industrial 3D printing technology from EOS.

ASS gripper made of PA 2200 with integrated compressed air channels for weight optimization, EOS, 3D printing, polymer

Innovation Story ASS Maschinenbau | Polyamide Robotic Hand

Production and Energy

Manufacture of a lightweight robotic hand with integrated air channels from polyamide using the EOSINT P 396.

Innovation Story Conformal Cooling with Additive Manufacturing

Production and Energy

Accelerate production and reduce maintenance: Innomia uses EOS metal 3D printer for optimizing manufacturing process for automotive components.

Euro-K: Additive manufactured micro burner for the combustion of gaseous and liquid fuels, built on an EOS M 290

Innovation Story Euro-K GmbH | 3D Printed Micro-Burners

Production and Energy

Develop and build a multi-fuel burner capable of using gaseous and liquid fuels with additive manufacturing on the EOS M 290.

Innovation Story  Festo AG | Solutions for a More Economic Small Batch Production

Production and Energy

Fast and economic small batch production of complex components using a FORMIGA P 100 supplied by EOS. Production of a bionic gripper that can reliably pick up and safely put down objects gently and flexibly.

Innovation Story Vectoflow GmbH | 3D Printed Flow Measurement Probe

Production and Energy

Extremely rigid and durable: this compact flow measurement probe was made in one piece using industrial 3D printing.

Circuit Board | © Photo by Alexandre Debiève on Unsplash

Innovation Story Beta LAYOUT | Multi-Dimensional Circuit Carriers Using Additive Manufacturing

Production and Energy

Whether for individual developers or large established companies, additive manufacturing ensures that custom-made circuit carriers can be used for the prototypes of new electronic devices.

Innovation Story SSI Schäfer | 3D Printed Extraction Gripper

Production and Energy

Individual special gripper from PA 2200 leads to reduction of set-up time and increase of production time while achieving a wheight reduction by more than 70 %

Innovation Story trinckle & Kuhn-Stoff | Solving the Challenges of Custom Design

Production and Energy

Design time reduced from over 8 hours to just 10 minutes: trinckle and Kuhn-Stoff partnered together to solve the problem of automating efficient development and design processes.

3D printed Medical Nasal Swabs for Covid-19 test

Innovation Story 3D Printing Studios | Production of Nasal Swabs for COVID-19 Test Kits


Additively manufactured medical nasal swabs for COVID-19 test kits with EOS 2200 Polyamide 12 polymer material on an EOS P 396 system

Innovation Story University of Michigan | Developing Biocompatible Materials for Implants


The University of Michigan uses a FORMIGA P 100 to produce individualized and lifesaving implants for children. Together with EOS they develop new biocompatibe materials. 

Innovation Story Alphaform | Cranial Implants Produced With Additive Manufacturing


Development and manufacture of a precision-fit implant for the cranial area with particular permeability for liquids and heat dissipation.

Innovation Story FHC | Stereotactic Platforms for Neurosurgery


Small-batch production of precision surgical components using a FORMIGA P 100.

Innovation Story DePuy Spine | EOS Technology Speeds Prototyping at DePuy Spine


Speedy and flexible manufacturing of complex surgical tool prototypes using an EOSINT M 270.

3D-printed and packaged nasal swabs ready for use in COVID-19 test kits | © Aenium Engineering

Innovation Story AENIUM & Burloak - Certified 3D-Printed Nasal Swabs


Cost-effective and reliable nasal swabs for PCR test kits. Aenium and Burloak developed a model for producing up to 40 000 swabs per day on multiple EOS additive manufacturing systems.

3D Printing Surgery  Spinal Parts by Anatomics

Innovation Story Anatomics | Spinal Fusion Surgery Uses Additive Manufacturing


As demand for patient-specific solutions in spinal fusion surgery grows, the need for a robust, highly accurate and scalable 3D printing technology for manufacturing biocompatible devices is also growing.

Additively manufactured bespoke OsseoFrame from EOS Titanium Ti64 powder material on an EOS M 290 system

Innovation Story OMX Solutions | Bespoke Medical Devices for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery


Custom medical implants that are both efficient and cost-effective for the patient. Additively manufactured bespoke OsseoFrame are  an accurate solution for dental prosthetic rehabilitation.

additive manufactured dive lamp by Canto, 3D printing, EOS | © EOS

Innovation Story Canto & Thor | Additive Manufacturing Technology for the Perfect Dive Light

Consumer goods

Using additive manufacturing Canto produces a robust dive light with functional integration. A particularly stable and at the same time lighter weight dive light was the result. 

3D printed dogshower by Hansgrohe

Innovation Story Hansgrohe | 3D Printed Dog Shower

Consumer goods

Rapid and cost-efficient production of a series production-ready, drinking water-approved shower head for dogs, made from just a few components, offering quality, design, and convenience functions that will impress dogs and their owners alike.

Innovation Story BRAGi | 3D Printing of Custom-Made Glasses Frames

Consumer goods

The Chinese company Nanjing BRAGi Optical Technology Co, Ltd. offers customized eyewear throughout Asia.

Innovation Story Formula Student | Producing Topology-Optimized Steering Stub Axle


In the construction the student engineers employed for the first time an additive manufacturing (AM) process and the car went on to win the title.

Innovation Story DHBW Engineering Stuttgart | 3D Printed Cooling System for Race Car


Additive manufacturing systems EOS P 396 produces race car component with 3D printing technology and lightweight fine polyamide PA 2200.

Door handle cover by Spartacus

Innovation Story Spartacus3D | Metal 3D Printing with Titanium


Additive manufacturing gave complete creative freedom to the DS design team, as well as very fast and easy implementation and production. 

Innovation Story GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart | Additive Manufacturing for the Formula Student


Design of a flow optimized, oil resistant and flameproof distribution unit for the cooling system of an electric racing car.

© Photo by Daniel Abadia on Unsplash

Innovation Story Hasenauer & Hesser | Custom-Made Spare Parts for ICE Trains

Spare Parts Management

Small-series production with 3D printing: Additive manufacturing of thin-walled fluorescent tube fixtures for the onboard information displays of ICE trains with EOS Systems

Daimler Buses Spare Parts, EOS, 3D printing, powder, plastic

Innovation Story EvoBus GmbH | Additive Manufacturing Is a Core Element of Sustainable Spare Parts Management

Spare Parts Management

Comprehensive consulting to help efficiently enter the world of additive manufacturing and establish a sustainable spare parts management system

All-in-one designed injector head for the Ariane rocket engine made from EOS NickelAlloy IN718

Innovation Story ArianeGroup | 3D Printing for Ariane 6 Propulsion Module


Thanks to EOS technology, ArianeGroup has succeeded in taking this to a whole new level: Instead of 248 elements, the injector head of a rocket engine of a future upper stage propulsion module now counts just one component.


Additively manufactured Liebherr valve block, built on the EOS M 290: Same performance, 35 percent lighter

Innovation Story Liebherr | 3D Printed Primary Flight Control Hydraulic Component


First metal 3D printed primary flight control hydraulic component flies on an Airbus A380. World premiere in civil aviation with EOS technology.

Airbus A350 Airplane | © EOS

Innovation Story Sogeti | Additive Manufacturing for the New A350 XWB


Experts from Sogeti High Tech succeeded in developing a cable mount on the front spar of the vertical stabilizer for the passenger aircraft in record time with EOS technology and expertise.

3D printed Satellite Parts by Ruag Aerospace

Innovation Story RUAG | Additive Manufacturing of Satellite Components


Antenna bracket for RUAG's Sentinel satellite - certified for deployment in outer space.

Additive manufacturing of borescope eyes for the geared turbofans of the new PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine generation of the Airbus A320neo. | © EOS

Innovation Story MTU | MTU Relies on Additive Manufacturing for Its Series Component Production


EOS Technology enables the cost-effective manufacture of engine components for the Airbus A320neo.

Airbus 3D Printing Parts for Satellites

Innovation Story Airbus Defence and Space | Parts for Satellites


Cost-effective production of retaining brackets for the connection of components in telecommunication satellites thanks to additive manufacturing.