Leader in industrial 3D-printing technology increases service
responsiveness and application expertise for North American customers
NOVI, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
the technology and market leader for design-driven industrial 3D
printing, announces the integration of Advanced Laser Materials (ALM;
Temple, Tex.) and Integra (Round Rock, Tex.)—a strategic development
that is already strengthening service and application offerings in
response to the continued growth and evolution of their North American
This decision expands total service capacity in North America for EOS
systems and positions service assets closer to customers to provide the
high level of service responsiveness needed for industrial
manufacturing. Furthermore, the integration offers development support
locally in North America, enabling the company to efficiently partner
with customers to create customized system, material, and process
solutions and quickly bring new manufacturing applications to market.
“Business is growing at a fantastic rate in part because our technology
is allowing our customers to shift from prototyping into end-use
manufacturing,” says Donald Vanelli, newly appointed president and COO
of EOS of North America, Inc. “There are laser-sintered components in
flight in aircraft as well as FDA-approved implants in the human body,
for example. This speaks to why we are broadening our organization in
response to the evolving manufacturing needs of our customers in areas
such as standardizing and tightly controlling production, assuring
material, process, and product quality, and ramping up throughput
cost-effectively. Overall, the reorganization promotes the unification
of products and prices, simplifying sales and service for our current
and future customer base.”
While the three organizations have worked together for more than a
decade, the reorganization now also consolidates a central management
team, drawing on experience from all areas while maintaining their
multiple operational locations to offer expertise in existing
The reorganization was in part orchestrated by Bruce Thornton, former
chairman of ALM and newly appointed chairman of EOS of North America,
Inc. Thornton, with over 30 years of experience executing strategic
growth development for various organizations, will oversee the
integration and overall strategy.
Dr. Hans J. Langer, CEO EOS Group, is steering the strategic direction
of EOS. With over 500 employees, customers in more than 50 countries and
close to 1,500 systems installations worldwide, EOS is focusing on
innovation and quality as well as customer orientation. “Globalization
is changing us into a company where customer proximity and local value
add are critical success factors to best serving our local markets.
Integrating all our activities in one North American entity will allow
us to better support U.S. customers,” says Langer.
EOS is celebrating its 25th anniversary and opened North America
operations in 2001. Integra was founded in 2002, and ALM in 2004. EOS
provides laser-sintering systems, materials and application consulting
for industrial applications, Integra offers highly seasoned field
service engineers to the AM industry, and ALM develops and offers a wide
range of commodity and engineered materials for AM.
Overall, the alignment creates a single company with years of
laser-sintering knowledge from different perspectives. “We’ve worked
with each other practically from our inception, and we understand how to
unite our talents and experience to offer customers a one-stop shop of
everything they need for industrial 3D-printed applications,” says
Andrew Snow, promoted to senior vice president of EOS of North America,
Their new field service initiative, now spearheaded by Integra’s Lance
Shanklin, vice president of applications and development, and Mike
Conner, vice president of service, will speed response time, increase
uptime, and provide the highest levels of expertise to customers.
About Advanced Laser Materials, LLC (ALM)
Materials (ALM) is a Texas-based company that consults, researches,
develops, and manufactures engineered and customized materials for use
in laser Additive Manufacturing processes. The company maintains
in-house analysis and development laboratories, manufactures custom
polymer materials, and provides extensive quality control data on its
products. For more information visit www.alm-llc.com.
Integra has more than a decade of technical
experience in Additive Manufacturing. Headquartered in Texas with a
nationwide network of employees, the company offers not only service and
applications support, but also standard and custom equipment upgrades
and training. For more information visit www.integra-support.com.
EOS is the technology and market leader for
design-driven, integrated industrial 3D printing solutions, an Additive
Manufacturing process. EOS offers a modular solution portfolio including
systems, software, materials and material development as well as
services (maintenance, training, specific application consulting and
support). As an industrial manufacturing process it allows the fast and
flexible production of high-end parts based on 3D CAD data at a
repeatable industry level of quality. As a disruptive technology it
paves the way for a paradigm shift in product design and manufacturing.
It accelerates product development, offers freedom of design, optimizes
part structures, and enables lattice structures as well as functional
integration. As such, it creates significant competitive advantages for
its customers. For more information visit www.eos.info.
EOS of North America, Inc.
Jessica Nehro, +1 248-306-0143
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