3D printer manufacturer EOS unveils a new metal 3D printer in its EOS M 290 portfolio. Named EOS M 290-2, the announcement follows the recent launch of the EOS M 290 1kW.

Based on the time-tested EOS M 290 and developed through EOS’ AMCM group, the newest EOS M 290-2 system features two (2) 400-watt lasers with full-field overlap and is compatible with the existing EOS M 290 process parameter sets: same focus and beam quality. The dual head EOS M 290-2 laser set-up features:

  • Optimized laminar gas flow ensuring the comparability of material properties
  • The familiar 250x250x325mm (9.85 x 9.85 x 12.8in) build volume
  • A digital scanner with active cooling, up to 7.0 m/s (23 ft./s)
  • Process quality and material library comparable to EOS M 290 single field

“While not always discussed publicly, many of the biggest and most widely known production applications in the history of metal AM have been underpinned by the EOS M 290. The heritage of the EOS M 290 family of systems dates back two decades with nearly 2,000 M 290s installed globally, which speaks to the popularity of the system and makes this line of AM technology perhaps the most adopted system in the world. The new EOS M 290-2 has a lot to live up to, and we are both proud and confident about the next generation of metal AM production stories that will be written using this system.”
Monica Smith, EOS metal product line manager.

An early adopter of the EOS M 290-2, Nordic-based AMEXCI piloted the new system and through the increased productivity of dual lasers, attained a 76% reduction in cost-per-part for the tested application against the original EOS M 290 build.

“The new EOS M 290-2 is as reliable as the EOS M 290, while significantly boosting our productivity. This system is ideal for serial production, particularly for smaller components. The part quality is also best-in-class, and the integration of the Smart Fusion & OT is a game-changer and has opened doors for us to completely new customer cases and geometries,” Johannes Karjalainen, AMEXCI Managing Director.

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