Officials from UL and EOS announce a joint collaboration in which UL will provide additive manufacturing (AM) training and facility safety services to EOS clients – with the goal of advancing quality and safety within the AM industry and enhance the EOS customer experience.
UL will provide to EOS clients the Applied AM Metals training – a 5-day hands-on custom course featuring EOS metal AM technology and focusing on process and material fundamentals, design, build planning, process parameters, critical safety factors, post-processing, and quality evaluation – along with AM metals training as well as facility safety services.
The course will be offered as an alternative to existing EOS Basic training and held at the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (AMCC) in Louisville, Kentucky. EOS will offer the UL AM training and facility safety services to customers who are in the process of purchasing or have recently purchased EOS metal AM technology.
“With the significant growth of metal AM, particularly for production parts, the collaboration with EOS – a recognized industry leader – will help accelerate metal AM innovation in a safe and consistent manner while optimizing and protecting the customer’s AM investment,” states Simin Zhou, UL vice president of digital manufacturing.
“Safety management is the most essential thing any organization can do to protect its people and its AM investment,” says Glynn Fletcher, president, EOS North America. “The hands-on training UL has developed is a comprehensive program designed to ensure students focus not only on making great AM parts, but also to fully understand the unique safety requirements working with metal powder on machines like the EOS M 290.”