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EOS founder receives additive manufacturing award at RAPID 2016


May 19, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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May 19, 2016 – Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH, a global provider of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, received the SME Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award today at RAPID 2016 in Orlando, Fla.

The award, established in 2008, is given to individuals who have made “significant accomplishments that greatly impact the additive manufacturing industry.”

“RAPID is the authoritative industrial 3D-manufacturing event of the year,” says Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America. “This SME award is a reflection of both Hans Langer’s innovative spirit and the growth and technological advancements his company has made over the past 27 years.”

Dr. Hans J. Langer founded EOS in 1989; today, he is the major shareholder of EOS, steering the company’s strategic direction as CEO. Before founding EOS, he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for plasma physics and received his PhD with a thesis on laser technology from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.

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Just last week, EOS has expanded its North American presence with the opening of its newest facility, located in Pflugerville, Texas. The site features a brand new iLab, containing all working EOS systems, and an AM Ventures department—created to help startups bring their ideas to market using EOS’ additive manufacturing technology. The aim is to enhance customer support throughout the region.