November 19, 2021
EOS has acquired a stake in Metalpine, based in Graz, Austria. The aim is to cooperate in the joint development of isustainable metal powders. The new atomization technology of the Austrian start-up is used. Coupled with the material, process and system development competence of EOS, the partners are well positioned to offer users of additive manufacturing sustainable and economically efficient powder products in the future.
Metalpine's atomization technology, specially designed for industrial 3D printing enables production of new types of powder with efficiency in powder production and in the 3D printing process. With this minority stake participation, both companies aim to contribute to the sustainability of additive manufacturing. This applies to raw material, electricity and gas consumption in the energy-intensive part of metal powder production.
The founders of Metalpine, a subsidiary of the htm invest group, bring experience in the manufacture of metallic products such as powder to the partnership. The production center in Graz meets demands in terms of operating efficiency and environmental protection and enables scaling with high production quality.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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