Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
ITAMCO ramps up 3D printing with new EOS printer
August 25, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Aug. 24, 2017 – ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies) is delivering components to the medical device industry made with its new EOS M 290 additive manufacturing printer.
The EOS printer was delivered in June, and ITAMCO was shipping componen ts to a medical device supplier in August. The company says the fast ramp up was partially due to the experience the ITAMCO team gained while contributing to the development of additive manufacturing software, noting that they were part of a consortium of manufacturers and universities that collaborated to develop the program through the America Makes initiative. The software, Atlas 3D, is now marketed through a division of ITAMCO.
“The EOS printer is the right tool for our complex components made with DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) and the EOS team trained our staff and got us up and running quickly,” said Joel Neidig, director of research and development for ITAMCO. “The printer works seamlessly with Atlas 3D, too.”
“ITAMCO is an ideal partner for EOS because three generations of ITAMCO leaders have supplied traditional subtractive manufactured parts to some of the best known organizations in the world,” added Jon Walker, area sales manager with EOS North America. “Due to their reputation, ITAMCO’s investment in additive manufacturing validates the 3D printing market, especially in highly regulated industries where testing and validation of components or devices is critical. We’re thrilled that they have invested in an EOS M 290 3D printing platform, smartly positioning themselves to become an additive manufacturing leader in robust medical and industrial markets for the next three generations and beyond.”