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EOS M 290 3D Printer

EOS M 290

In the ever-evolving world of manufacturing and product development, the EOS M 290 3D printer has emerged as a game-changer. With its advanced technology and precision engineering, this remarkable machine has redefined the possibilities of additive manufacturing.

The EOS M 290 is a flagship product in EOS’s lineup of industrial 3D printers. Developed by EOS, a pioneer in the additive manufacturing industry, the EOS M 290 combines cutting-edge technology with a focus on precision and reliability. 

Product Description

Technical Specifications

  • Machine Dimensions: (W x D x H) 2,500 x 1,300 x 2,190 mm
    (98.4 x 51.2 x 86.2 in)
  • Recommended Installation Space: Min. 4,800 x 3,600 x 2,900 mm
    (189 x 142 x 114 in)
  • Weight: Approx. 1,250 kg (2,756 lb)
  • Construction Volume: 250 x 250 x 325 mm (9.85 x 9.85 x 12.8 in)
    (height incl. build plate)
  • Laser Type: Yb-fiber laser; 400 W
  • Precision Optics: F-theta lens; high-speed scanner
  • Scan Speed: up to 7.0 m/s (23 ft./sec)
  • Focus Diameter: 100 μm (0.004 in)
  • Power Supply: 32 A / 400 V
  • Power Consumption: Max. 8,5 kW/ average 2,4 kW/with platform heating up to 3,2 kW
  • Compressed Air Supply: 7,000 hPa; 20 m³/h (102 psi; 706 ft³/h)
  • Software: EOSPRINT incl. EOS ParameterEditor, EOSTATE Everywhere, EOSCONNECT Core, EOSCONNECT MachinePark, Materialise Magics Metal Package and modules

Key Features of the EOS M 290

Build Volume: One of the standout features of the EOS M 290 is its build volume. With a sizeable workspace, it allows for the creation of large, complex parts in a single print job. This feature is especially attractive for industries that require the production of sizeable components, such as aerospace and automotive.

Cost-Effective: production with a build area measuring 250 x 250 x 325 mm, the EOS M 290 provides cost-effective production of metal parts.

Laser Intensity: The exceptional beam quality of the 400-watt fiber laser is ideal for manufacturing highly complex metal components.

Sheer Flexibility: The EOS M 290’s vast range of applications and extensive material support make it an incredibly nimble mid-size platform. Whether it’s metals like titanium and aluminum or polymers, the EOS M 290 can handle various materials with ease, offering flexibility in material selection.

Real-Time Monitoring: The EOS M 290 incorporates advanced sensors and feedback mechanisms that enable real-time monitoring of the printing process. This proactive approach to quality control helps prevent errors and reduces the need for post-processing, ultimately saving time and resources. A comprehensive monitoring suite conducts real-time quality assurance of all production and quality data.

Accuracy: The EOS M 290 boasts a high level of accuracy and precision. It achieves this through its laser sintering technology, which fuses powdered materials layer by layer. This results in parts with intricate geometries and fine details, making it suitable for applications where precision is paramount.

Advanced Control: EOS understands the importance of control and monitoring in additive manufacturing. The EOS M 290 is equipped with an intuitive control interface that simplifies the printing process. Users can easily set parameters, monitor progress, and make real-time adjustments as needed, ensuring consistent and high-quality results.

Benefits of the EOS M 290

The EOS M 290 offers numerous benefits that set it apart from other 3D printers on the market:

Repeatable Excellence: Exceptional laser quality and detail resolution ensure repeatable results – even for highly complex parts — every single time.

Material Versatility: The widest range of validated materials and processes available on the market, all your needs are covered.

From Start to Part Fast: The EOS M 290 allows fast, flexible, dependable, and cost-effective production of metal parts directly from CAD data.

Applications of the EOS M 290

The versatility and precision of the EOS M 290 make it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications across various industries. Let’s explore some of the key sectors where this 3D printer has made a significant impact:

Aerospace & Defense: In the aerospace and defense industry, where lightweight yet robust components are essential, the EOS M 290 has found a critical role. It enables the production of complex, high-performance parts such as aircraft components, engine parts, and missile components. The ability to work with materials like titanium and nickel-based alloys makes it invaluable for aerospace applications, as these materials offer the necessary strength and heat resistance.

Automotive: In the automotive industry, where innovation and efficiency are paramount, the EOS M 290 has proven its worth. It allows for rapid prototyping and the production of lightweight, high-strength components. Automakers utilize this technology to create parts that enhance fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and improve overall vehicle performance.

Medical & Healthcare: The medical field has also embraced the EOS M 290 for its ability to create customized implants and prosthetics. With its precision and biocompatible material options, this 3D printer facilitates the production of patient-specific medical devices, ensuring a perfect fit and improved patient outcomes. From dental implants to orthopedic implants, the EOS M 290 has revolutionized healthcare manufacturing.

Tooling and Manufacturing: Traditional manufacturing processes often involve the creation of molds and tooling, which can be time-consuming and costly. The EOS M 290 streamlines this process by enabling the direct production of tools and molds using additive manufacturing techniques. This not only reduces lead times but also opens the door to more complex and customized tooling solutions.

Energy & Aerospace: In the energy sector, the EOS M 290 has a significant role to play in the production of components for power generation, including turbines and heat exchangers. Its ability to work with high-temperature materials makes it suitable for these demanding applications. Additionally, it is used in the aerospace industry to create lightweight structural components for satellites and spacecraft.

The EOS M 290's Impact on Additive Manufacturing

The EOS M 290 has undoubtedly pushed the boundaries of what is possible in additive manufacturing. Its precision and versatility have encouraged engineers and designers to think outside the box, leading to innovative designs and solutions. The ability to create intricate geometries that were once deemed unachievable has paved the way for lighter, stronger, and more efficient products across industries.

Reducing Lead Times: Traditional manufacturing processes often involve lengthy lead times due to the need for tooling and molds. With the EOS M 290, companies can bypass these steps and move directly from design to production. This reduction in lead times is a game-changer in industries where time-to-market is critical, such as aerospace and automotive.

Environmental Benefits: Additive manufacturing, in general, has environmental benefits compared to traditional manufacturing methods. The EOS M 290 contributes to this by minimizing material waste and energy consumption. The precise layer-by-layer approach ensures that material is used efficiently, and any excess powder can be reclaimed and reused, reducing environmental impact.

Customization and Personalization: The EOS M 290’s ability to produce customized parts is a key driver in industries like healthcare and consumer goods. Customization not only improves product performance but also enhances customer satisfaction. Whether it’s a personalized medical implant or a custom-designed consumer product, the EOS M 290 empowers manufacturers to meet individual needs.

Summary

The EOS M 290 3D printer has made significant strides in revolutionizing additive manufacturing. With its advanced technology, precision, and versatility, it has become an indispensable tool across various industries. From aerospace to healthcare, this remarkable machine has enabled innovation, reduced lead times, and contributed to environmental sustainability.

It is clear that the EOS M 290’s impact goes far beyond its technical specifications. It has fundamentally changed the way we design, produce, and think about manufacturing. Its ongoing evolution and the continued development of materials and processes promise an even more exciting future for additive manufacturing, with the EOS M 290 at the forefront of this transformation.

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