The four new EOS M 280s add to ARC’s existing seven EOS M 280s and one EOS M 400, in addition to its three other industrial metal 3D printers. ARC’s total of 15 metal 3D printers makes it one of the largest installed bases of industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions in North America.
ARC’s expanded capacity supports the rollout of a full-production program that has been in development for the last year. This new program is one of the first of its kind, which is a high-volume, full production part. Volume on this new program is expected to ramp-up during the summer, ultimately likely to require more than nine dedicated AM machines to produce more than 10,000 components annually, consuming more than 12,000 lbs of Inconel 718 metal powder, per year.
“We chose to expand our partnership with EOS because they have one of the most reliable, high quality, production focused metal additive machines on the market,” said Jason Young, CEO of ARC. “Balancing speed, flexibility and precision is important in providing our customers with a compelling AM solution, and EOS is a key piece of that. Our value proposition in metal 3D, which we expect to be a material part of our business in the coming years, is centered around proprietary material development, specialized design capability and support, and true production capability combined with cost, quality and fast delivery. Given recent growth in our metal 3D business, we are in the process of moving it into a state-of-the-art, dedicated AM technology center, which will have several unique capabilities that should provide our customers with one of the most compelling solutions in the industry, along with room to add additional capacity.”
“ARC has a strong vision regarding how to succeed and bring value to its customers in the AM market – well thought and with clear value centered on quality and capacity,” said Andy Snow, Senior Vice President, EOS North America. “They’re poised to have serious impact in the metal AM space. We’re glad to be a part of it and look forward to watching their success.”